Swansea boss Francesco Guidolin happy to take over as Italy manager
By Zinny Boswell
Last Updated: 05/04/16 11:52am
Swansea boss Francesco Guidolin admits he would be happy to take over from Antonio Conte as coach of Italy.
Former Juventus manager Conte said on Monday he would be quitting the national job to become Chelsea boss after this summer's European Championships.
Guidolin has helped steer Swansea 10 points clear of the relegation zone since replacing Garry Monk at the Liberty Stadium in January on a short-term contract.
Amid speculation of former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers returning to the club at the end of the season, the Italian says he would like to remain at the Premier League club but is refusing to rule out a return home.
"From a personal standpoint I would be happy to take over the Italian national team," Guidolin told Gazetta dello Sport.
"My future at Swansea has yet to be decided. I have a four-month contract here in Wales and I would like to stay, and the results suggest that could happen.
"I've heard some rumours here in Wales but my future has not been decided. We'll see how we end the season and what happens in the future."
Guidloin will hope his side can capitalise on their momentum this weekend when they play Chelsea after impressively coming from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 against Stoke City on Saturday.