Ashley Williams admits that Swansea players had to Google their new boss

Francesco Guidolin was not the most well-known name in the Swansea dressing room before Sunday.

Francesco Guidolin, Swansea, manager,

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Ashley Williams has admitted that the appointment of Francesco Guidolin as the new head coach at the club meant that a few players needed to read up on his record. 

Speaking after his side secured a vital 1-0 win over Watford to take them out of the relegation zone, Williams told Sky Sports to say "We heard the news last night [Sunday] and obviously everyone got onto Google and did their research and tried to find out as much as they can about him". 

Williams, who scored the vital header that gave them the lead, added that "it looks like he has got a good record and he would have been watching tonight. It has given everyone a bit of a lift and we tried to go out there and show everyone what we could do". 

He could have just read up on him on, of course. *subtle plug*

The Swansea captain also praised the work done by interim boss Alan Curtis since Garry Monk left the club, saying "he’s done a brilliant job and steadied the ship. We’ve performed well and got some points. The new guy is coming in now but he will still be massive at this place".

Swansea are by no means safe, however, as they sit in 17th position in the league, just one point above Newcastle. Monday night's victory was just their second in 12 games and only their fifth all season, so there's quite a turnaround in form needed if they are to get themselves out of the relegation battle.

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