Swansea City have gained a vital three points against Watford in the Premier League.
Captain Ashley Williams scored for the home side in the 27th minute of the match at the Liberty Stadium - watched on by new head coach Francesco Guidolin.
Guidolin, who was welcomed by the club earlier today, is set to work alongside interim manager Alan Curtis but will have the final say on all selection matters.
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New first team coach Francesco Guidolin will have the final say on team selection at Swansea City following confirmation that he will join Interim Manager Alan Curtis until the end of the season.
Guidolin, who led Udinese to third place in Italy’s Serie A, has a wealth of top level experience including three promotions with three separate clubs: Parma, Palermo and Vicenza.
He also lead Vicenza to the Italian cup as well as a 1998 Cup Winner’s Cup semi final against Chelsea.
The 60 year old takes on the role of Head Coach working alongside Curtis but the club have confirmed that Guidolin will be given the final say on all team selections as Swansea fight off the threat of relegation.
Guidolin will watch from the stands this evening when Swansea meet Watford in the Premier League where he will assess the task ahead of him before joining up with the squad this week.
Swansea Chairman Huw Jenkins though stressed the appointment is, for now at least, temporary with both parties agreeing to review the situation at the end of the season.
Francesco Guidolin is set to get his first glimpse of Swansea's Barclays Premier League survival prospects when he watches them play Watford tonight.
It's understood the 60-year-old Italian will be named as the club's new head coach working alongside Alan Curtis, who was only confirmed in the role 10 days ago.
Guidolin - who will sign an initial short-term contract - will watch from the stands before taking charge for the first time in next Sunday's top-flight trip to Everton.
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Swansea City caretaker manager Alan Curtis says his club can play better despite their first Premier League win since October.
The Swans beat West Brom on Boxing day and are now out of the relegation zone. Curtis also praised his team's character. They face Crystal Palace tomorrow.
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Swansea boss Garry Monk says he will continue to work hard, despite another defeat in the Premier League.
Speaking after Saturdays's three nil defeat by Leicester, Monk said he will continue to work hard 'until I'm told not to".
Swansea remain four points above the relegation zone after winning only one of their last 11 games, with the defeat piling on further pressure.
The pressure is on for Swansea manager Garry Monk this evening, after his team suffered another defeat in the Premier League.
They were beaten 3 nil after a hat trick by Leicester's Riyad Mahrez.
Swansea are now 15th in the table, having won only once in their last 11 games.
Swansea City full back Neil Taylor has been named Asian footballer of the year for the second time at the Asian Football Awards.
Taylor beat off competition from Wolves captain Danny Batth and West Brom striker Adil Nabi to lift the title with judges praising his contribution towards Wales’ qualification for next summer’s European Championship finals in France.
Taylor, whose mother is from Kolkata in India said:
“It’s a great feeling to win this award. I am pleased to be here tonight to pick it up, it means a lot to me. Hopefully Asian football flourishes throughout the years.
“My advice to any young aspiring player is to sacrifice. You have to be willing to sacrifice and follow your own path of where you want go, where you want to be and what you want to achieve. You also need to have people who are willing to go on that journey with you.
“Whatever background you are from, it doesn't matter. You can make it to the top. Hopefully this can inspire the next generation of footballers.”