Francesco Guidolin extends contract at Swansea

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Swansea City have announced that manager Francesco Guidolin has signed a two-year deal to extend his contract with the Welsh club.

The Italian, who became Swansea's manager in January has impressed in his time at the Liberty Stadium by securing a mid-table finish with a side who looked destined to struggle when he took over.

With recent back-to-back wins in impressive fashion against Liverpool and West Ham, his squad is performing at a high level under his control, thus convincing the board to subsequently gift the experienced manager an extra couple of seasons on his contract.


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The Swans currently sit in 11th with 46 points as the final weekend of fixtures approaches and chairman Huw Jenkins is pleased their Italian interim boss has agreed to extend his stay.

Jenkins said: "Francesco fully deserves the chance to continue his good work into the new campaign.

"He was prepared to come into the club at such a difficult time and put himself in a pressure situation with the club fighting for survival.

"It's going to be another challenge for everyone, but we are looking forward to seeing how far he can take this squad of players over a full season."

The 60-year old who has coached mainly in his homeland, with just a one-year stint at Monaco his only job outside the Meditteranien nation, moved to Swansea following the departure of Garry Monk in December.

Fans seem to be happy with the extension of his contract as they took to Twitter:

Swansea will play their final game of the season at the Liberty Stadium against Manchester City, who are desperate for a victory to guarantee Champions League football next season, especially with the recently acquired Pep Guardiola, taking charge at the end of the season.

However, the Welsh side's fans will be hoping they can keep up their good form and end the season on a real positive; sending them into the 2016/17 campaign with a head of steam.

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