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Swansea City set to appoint new head coach

Francesco Guidolin. Credit: PA Wire

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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Monk: 'I'll continue to work as hard as I can until I'm told not to"

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.

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Taylor wins Asian player award

Neil Taylor collects Asian Player of the Year for the second time Credit: Asian Football Awards

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.”

Swansea release striker Michu from contract

Michu's deal was supposed to run until the end of the season Credit: PA

Swansea City have parted company with striker Michu, the Premier League club have confirmed.

The Spaniard scored 28 goals in 67 appearances for the Welsh outfit but quickly fell out of favour and was loaned to Napoli last season.

Michu's deal was supposed to run until the end of the season but has now been terminated.

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