Sunday 25 September 2016

Swansea head coach Francesco Guidolin admitted to London hospital

Published 02/03/2016 | 19:06

Francesco Guidolin has been admitted to hospital
Francesco Guidolin has been admitted to hospital

Swansea have confirmed head coach Francesco Guidolin will not be in the dugout for Wednesday's Barclays Premier League clash at Arsenal due to health reasons.

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The 60-year-old has only been in charge of the Swans for five games after replacing interim boss Alan Curtis with the south Wales outfit involved in the battle for Premier League survival.

Curtis will take charge once again while Guildolin recovers from a chest infection which has seen his admitted to hospital in London.

"Swansea City head coach Francesco Guidolin will miss tonight's Barclays Premier League fixture at Arsenal," the club announced on their website.

"Guidolin has been struggling with a chest infection for over a week and after failing to respond fully to medical treatment, was referred to a respiratory specialist at a London hospital this afternoon.

"The specialist felt that the best course of action was for Guidolin to remain in hospital for a few days to receive further treatment.

"He is in a comfortable position and is expected to recover fully in a few days. Everyone at Swansea City wishes him a speedy recovery. Alan Curtis will carry out his duties during his recovery period."

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