Swansea City boss Francesco Guidolin has signed a new two-year contract with the Welsh club, although he still does not have control over their transfers.
Just one day after signing an extension at the Liberty Stadium, Guidolin confirmed that the chairman would have the final say on all activity this summer.
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The Italian manager took charge of Swansea in January with the club just two points above safety. Since his appointment, Swans have taken points from 10 of 15 matches and could finish in the top half of the table with a win this weekend.
Speaking ahead of Swansea’s final match of the season against Manchester City on Sunday (Watch live, 10 a.m. ET on NBC or online via Live Extra), Guidolin said that he will only make suggestions on what type of player he likes, with the final decisions made by the chairman Huw Jenkins.
I have spoken with the chairman, but in my career I have always left the decision for players with the club.
I spoke with him about my favoured shape and characteristics of new players. I can only say the characteristics of players that I want in new players, then the decision will be made by the club.
There is a good relationship and good communication between me and the chairman.
While Guidolin may not make the calls on players coming in, he’ll have to work to keep some players from leaving. Gylfi Sigurdsson has scored nine goals since January and has been Swans’ best player of the past two seasons, and is already on the radar of bigger clubs. A strong performance for Iceland at EURO 2016 would make it an even tougher job for Guidolin to keep his star player in Wales, which will be one of his most important tasks of the summer.