leon britton francesco guidolin
12th May 2016
Senior statesman Leon Britton has backed Francesco Guidolin to carry his good work into Swansea City's sixth season in the Premier League.
Guidolin was handed a new two-year contract on Wednesday after guiding the club to Premier League safety after a difficult start to the season.
And Britton is pleased the uncertainty surrounding the managerial position has been removed before the end of the current campaign on Sunday.
"We are all pleased it has been finalised,'' explained Britton. "Now we are looking to finish the season well against Manchester City and go into the new campaign with everything sorted.
"Francesco has done really well since he arrived in January. It was a difficult time for everyone, including himself, but he settled us all down and got us back to basics. He never overcomplicated things; gave us freedom and made us feel relaxed despite our precarious position at the time.
"He has always been approachable to the players and spoke regular to the senior boys like myself, Ash (Ashley Williams) and Angel (Rangel) to get feedback and to help the group.''
And Britton, who has seen it all with the club since first joining on loan from West Ham in December 2002, believes there's even more to come from the Italian next season.
"It's been hard for him this season because of the timing of his arrival,'' added the midfielder. "He's only had three or four months to work with the group - and that's only been between games where results have been the most important thing for everyone.
"Now he will have the chance to work with the squad throughout pre-season where he can really put his own stamp on things. We are looking forward to working with him again.''