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Published: 18:50 | 10/3/16

Guidolin to miss Bournemoth game

The Italian is recovering from a chest infection

Swansea head coach Francesco Guidolin has confirmed that he will not be in the dugout for his side’s Premier League game at Bournemouth on Saturday.

Guidolin was taken to hospital with a chest infection hours before the Swans 2-1 win over Arsenal and also missed their 1-0 win over Norwich last weekend.

The 60-year-old was released from hospital earlier this week but he will not be fit enough to make the journey to Bournemouth.

"Doctors say it is better that I relax," said Guidolin.

"I have finished with antibiotics but it is better for me to relax for some days.

"I went to Fairwood [Swansea's training ground] this week for training sessions and meetings with the players and my coaches to prepare for the games, but it is not possible for me to go out onto the pitch yet."

The Italian joined Swansea in January and signed a temporary deal until the end of the season with the option of an extension.

And the former Udinese manager has admitted that he wants to stay at the club and is hopeful that his contract will be extended, despite his illness.

"My future is here because I signed a contract with the Chairman for this season," he said.

"I am happy to be here, if there is the possibility. I hope to stay for a long time but right now it is not important.

"In my job my way is to give 150%, always. I think about football and my job 24 hours a day. But this is not a good idea because sometimes you have to relax."

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