Swansea target Giggs to replace Guidolin – report

Daniel Storey

Swansea are considering replacing Francesco Guidolin as manager with Ryan Giggs, according to reports.

According to John Percy of the Daily Telegraph, Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins is ‘understood to have considered approaching’ Giggs with regards to the manager’s job in the summer.

Guidolin was appointed manager of the Welsh club on a full-time basis after guiding them to safety in the latter half of last season.

But the Italian is under mounting pressure at the Liberty Stadium, having overseen just one victory in the club’s opening five Premier League games.

Swansea were beaten 2-1 by Manchester City in the EFL Cup on Wednesday, where it is claimed that Jenkins had hoped to meet former Manchester United assistant manager Giggs.

Percy adds that said talks were postponed because majority shareholders Steve Kaplan and Jason Levien are ‘keen for stability and are reluctant to make a change so early in the season’.

Sources claim that Guidolin is a ‘a dead man walking’ in the current post, and is likely to be sacked before the next international break in October. Among the many charges on the 60-year-old’s rap sheet is the following, as Percy details:

‘It is alleged that during Swansea’s pre-season tour of the United States Guidolin missed morning sessions to watch the Tour de France on television.’

It is not known whether Giggs would accept the Swansea job if offered, but Jenkins is an undoubted fan of the United legend.