Francesco Guidolin is ‘dead man walking’
Swansea City could approach Ryan Giggs as a contender to replace ‘dead man walking’ Francesco Guidolin, should he be removed from the job.
The Italian is currently fighting to save his job at the Liberty Stadium, and Huw Jenkins, the Swansea chairman, is understood to have considered approaching Giggs over the prospect of succeeding Guidolin before the move was blocked by the club’s new American owners.
It is unclear whether the Manchester United legend would actually accept the post despite being a target of Jenkins’ for a long time in terms of candidates for the job.
The Telegraph understands that Guidolin is likely to be the first managerial sacking of the season after his poor start to the season, including a 2-1 loss to Manchester City at home in the EFL Cup last night.
There are also concerns about his relationship with his squad, with growing rumours that there are players unhappy about his training methods and tactics.
Manchester City visit the Liberty Stadium again this weekend in the league and then Swansea entertain Liverpool the following Saturday.
The Liverpool game is seen as crucial by Swansea’s board, but a heavy defeat by Pep Guardiola’s City this weekend could even force a decision before then.
Swansea are currently one point above the relegation zone, with four points from five games.
By Ben Kelly – @benkelly_10