Guidolin stay the ‘popular decision’ for Swans

Swansea’s decision to retain Francesco Guidolin as boss is a “popular decision” among the squad according to midfielder Leon Britton.

Swansea: Guidolin stay the 'popular decision' for SwansSwansea: Guidolin stay the 'popular decision' for Swans

Guidolin arrived at the Liberty Stadium in January on a six-month deal after Alan Curtis’ temporary stint in charge, following the sacking of Garry Monk in December.

The Italian successfully guided the club to Premier League safety and has now been handed a two-year contract.

Swansea were considering parting company with Guidolin at the end of the season and held talks with former boss Brendan Rodgers but they decided to extend the 60-year-old’s stay, and Britton is delighted the manager will remain in charge next term.

“The players really like him so it’s a popular decision,” said Britton, as reported by the BBC.

“The manager came in a difficult period, couldn’t speak the language [and] he is new to the league.

“But he’s come in, settled very well and he’s picked up the language well and got to know the squad.

“He’s done very well, 24 points in 15 games… You can’t argue with that.

“We’re delighted for him, he’s a good guy.”

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