Francesco Guidolin "honoured" to stay at Swansea City

Francesco Guidolin and Roberto Martinez during the Premier League match between Everton and Swansea City at Goodison Park on January 24, 2016
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Francesco Guidolin expresses his delight after signing a two-year contract extension as head coach of Swansea City.

Francesco Guidolin has said that he is "honoured" to have been given the chance to stay on as head coach of Swansea City.

The Premier League side announced this afternoon that they had agreed a two-year contract extension with the Italian, who has helped steer the Swans away from relegation in his four months at the club.

"I am honoured to be given the chance to continue managing this wonderful club," Guidolin told the Swans' website.

"I came into the club at a difficult time and it was my first experience of the Premier League. Now I have the possibility to start my work at the beginning of a new season; something I'm excited about.

"I would like to thank my players first of all, plus the staff and our fans. It was very emotional for me to hear them sing my name after the game at West Ham (on Saturday) and I've had nothing but good wishes from everyone I've met on the streets of Swansea."

Swansea have climbed up to 11th thanks to seven wins in 15 league matches since Guidolin, 60, arrived in South Wales.

Lukasz Fabianski of Swansea City during the pre season friendly match between Nottingham Forest and Swansea City at City Ground on July 25, 2015
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