We had to Google our new manager, Swansea City captain confesses

Swansea City skipper, Ashley Williams, says the squad are up to speed with shock new managerial appointment, Francesco Guidolin, after Googling the Italian on the internet.

Guidolin, 60, succeeded Gary Monk as coach of the Welsh-side on Monday and will work alongside interim boss, Alan Curtis, at the Liberty Stadium.

The tactician had a watching brief last night as the Swans moved out of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone by beating Watford 1-0, Williams’ first goal for nearly two years securing the Welsh club only their third win in 18 attempts.

But Williams explained that the squad had no previous knowledge of the Italian but insists the players are not bothered by who is in charge.

“I know everything about him (Guidolin) now as I Googled him on Sunday night,” Williams said.

“I’m sure everybody did the same thing as I did and the boys did, we know his background but it doesn’t really matter to us who comes in.

“We get told ‘he’s your manager’, you listen to what he has to say, give your all and do as best as you possibly can.

“We have to help him settle in as quick as possible. The chairman (Huw Jenkins) has made that move which is fine with us.

“We just get on with it and we’re just happy we got the win for Curt and the other guys.”

The former Udinese boss will lead his new side for the first time away to Everton on Sunday.