The Swansea City fans who are gathered in The Transfer Tavern for a pool tournament this evening are discussing comments made by their manager with where he thinks the club should be aiming to finish next season.
The South Wales Evening Post is reporting the current manager Francesco Guidolin thinks the club should be aiming for a Champions League finish next term.
Guidolin believes with the new TV money which will be available next season will bridge the gap between the so called big teams and lesser clubs.
With Leicester closing in on the Premier League title, it appears that their heroics this season has given hope to the other clubs in the Premier League. Speaking about Swansea, Guidolin said:
“I think it’s impossible in Italy for a little team like Chievo or Atalanta to win Serie A. This is my first experience in England and I’ve seen that there are four or five teams that are very strong.”
“But all the teams are rich and all the games are open. Next season teams will have much, much money. Maybe we could not win the Premier League but to finish in the top four and get into Champions League, that is not impossible.”
“To win the Premier League is like winning the Champions’ League and for Claudio (Ranieri) it is a magic moment in his life. I hope he does it as he is a good guy, not only a very good manager, but a good person.”
The Swansea fans in The Tavern are delighted with Guidolin’s comments but feel that he may be living in dreamland and that they would accept a mid-table finish rather than another season like this.