Alan Curtis: Swansea City board should 'support' boss Francesco Guidolin

Alan Curtis
Alan Curtis (right) was Swansea's interim manager before Guidolin's appointment in January 2016

Swansea City coach Alan Curtis has urged the club's board to show support for manager Francesco Guidolin.

The Swans are 17th in the table and the 2-1 home defeat by Liverpool increased the pressure on the Italian, who is the odds-on favourite to be the next Premier League boss to leave his post.

"Of course he is under pressure - we are all well aware of it," said Curtis.

"It would be nice - not a 'back or sack him' - but to have some sort of support. That's up to the board."

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Swansea are only above the relegation places on goal difference and have just one Premier League win this season.

Guidolin has acknowledged his job is on the line, but Curtis says the 61-year-old is "handling it really well".

"I don't think he is any different, his mannerisms are exactly the same," added the former Swans striker.

"You could see by the reaction of the crowd against Liverpool and the players' performance that everyone is backing him. The players are fighting for him.

"The performance was good against Manchester City and it was good against Liverpool, but unfortunately we have not picked up any points.

"The longer you go without picking up points the more fuel is put on the fire."

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