Swansea boss Francesco Guidolin released from hospital

The South Wales outfit have confirmed that their manager has recovered well from a chest infection and will return to the team later this week.

Swansea boss Francesco Guidolin released from hospital
Guidolin has missed the last two games through illness. | Photo: Swansea City AFC

Swansea City manager Francesco Guidolin has been released from hospital, the club have confirmed.

Guidolin has been hospitalised for the best part of the last week due to a chest infection, forcing him to miss two of the team's games.

The Italian struggled with illness in the build up to the game against Tottenham Hotspur and missed a couple of days on the training ground that week. He was in the dugout at White Hart Lane to watch his team lose 2-1, but was hospitalised the following Wednesday after failing to recover well enough.

After seeing a respiratory specialist, Guidolin was advised to spend a few days in the London hospital in order to make a full recovery and have further treatment.

Whether it was the treatment from the doctors or his side's back-to-back wins in his absence, the manager is now back on his feet and will resume his role at the club later this week.

Curtis in the dugout

Alan Curtis has taken over Guidolin's duties during his time ill - taking over match day duties both with the media and the team for the last six days or so.

He's done a terrific job too, with the first team coach guiding Swansea to a 2-1 win at the Emirates over Arsenal before they followed that up with a vital 1-0 victory against fellow strugglers Norwich City.

Alan Curtis has done a brilliant job in Guidolin's absence. | Photo: Swansea City AFC
Alan Curtis has done a brilliant job in Guidolin's absence. | Photo: Swansea City AFC

Guidolin will return to the team with them sitting a much healthier nine points above the drop zone, and with everyone in much better stead ahead of this Saturday's fixture, away at Bournemouth.

The Italian should return to the dugout for the game against the Cherries, though fans will hope that Curtis continues to have a big say in movements in the technical area after his fantastic game management and decision-making in the last two matches.