Swansea chairman hints Guidolin is in contention for extended deal

Chairman Huw Jenkins says the club will review the Italian's position at the end of the season, adding that nothing has changed despite takeover talks.

Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins insists a possible takeover at the club will not affect its managerial plans, hinting that current boss Francesco Guidolin may well be handed an extended deal at the Liberty Stadium.

The Italian has guided the Swans to the brink of Premier League safety since his appointment in January, taking them past the 40-point mark with four wins from their last six games.

Guidolin has already made it clear that he would like to be given a long-term deal at the club, who are set to review his position at the end of the season.

But despite an impressive 1-0 win over Chelsea at the weekend, talk of a potential takeover by an American consortium lead by businessmen Steve Kaplan and Jason Levien has cast doubt on Guidolin's case for remaining in the dugout next season.

Reports have even suggested that former boss Brendan Rodgers could be lined up for a sensational return to the club.

But Jenkins insists that any deal for the club will not affect the decision surrounding the managerial hot-seat. 

Jenkins, who will remain at the club in an executive capacity, told the South Wales Evening Post: "Over the next couple of weeks we are going to sit down and discuss Francesco's thoughts.

"We will discuss his views on the team and the club and on the situation going forward.

"All the options are there - that has not changed from day one. The possibilities are all there."

"Results have improved from December onwards, and we can't say anything other than we are all delighted with how things have worked out."

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