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Francesco Guidolin brushes off Brendan Rodgers speculation

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Swansea City manager Francesco Guidolin has insisted that he is “unconcerned” by reports linking Brendan Rodgers with a return to the club.

Guidolin has won four and lost just three of his nine matches in charge since taking over in January to steer the Swans 10 points clear of the Premier League relegation zone.

However, recent reports have claimed that the board want to bring Rodgers back to the Liberty Stadium when Guidolin’s contract runs out in the summer, although the Italian hinted that he would be willing to extend his stay.

“I do not feel uncomfortable. It is no problem, I am focused on my job. If I can work here in the future, I will be very happy. I am proud and happy to be here, but I do not know what the future holds. I can say that the most important thing is Swansea being safe, and afterwards we will see,” he told reporters.

“We will have talks in the summer, but my job is to help the team right now. I would like to stay, for sure, but it is not important now. We can speak about it another moment, because this moment is the most important thing, helping this club. I like this area. I like Swansea, living in a smaller city by the seaside. I like this lifestyle, and I like the Premier League.

“In the future, it would be easier for me as my grasp of the language is getting better and I like the United Kingdom. There is a different atmosphere between Italy and here, and if it is possible, I prefer to stay here.”

Rodgers, who has been out of work since being sacked by Liverpool in October, was in charge of Swansea from 2010 to 2012.

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