Swansea manager backs Leicester for league title

Leicester City

Francesco Guidolin has impressed since his arrival at Swansea in January.

Swansea City manager Francesco Guidolin has backed Leicester City to win the Premier League, as reported by Sky Sports.

Guidolin's side head to the King Power Stadium on Sunday to take on the league leaders and the Italian lavished praise on the Foxes and their manager Claudio Ranieri:

"I hope for him that Leicester can win the title because they deserve to win. They have been in first place for many weeks and have played very well. It is a dream for Leicester, the team and for Claudio - I saw the tears in his eyes after the match [the Sunderland game]."

Swansea's Premier League status is all but assured for another season, as they sit 10 points clear of 18th placed Sunderland, and a win at the King Power on Sunday could mathematically ensure their survival.

Guidolin has done a fine job since his arrival at the Liberty Stadium in January. He has managed six wins and three draws in a 13 game stretch that has seen his side climb clear of the relegation battle.

He went on to praise the work Ranieri has done at Leicester, explaining how emotion can play a key role at this stage of the season:

"Emotion is very important in this period, week by week it is important. He has a lot of experience and tactically, he is very good."

Swansea fans will hope that their manager's favouritism towards the Foxes doesn't rub off on their players on Sunday, and they put in a performance that guarantees another season in England's top flight.

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