Sadly not blessed with an encyclopaedic knowledge of slightly obscure Italian coaches of the last 20 years, Swansea captain has admitted that he was forced to Google the name of the club’s latest manager after Francesco Guidolin’s arrival at the Liberty Stadium yesterday.
That said, the Welsh international wasted little time in introducing himself to his new boss, popping up to score the only goal of the game in Monday night’s crucial 1-0 win over Watford.
Speaking to reporters after the game, Williams was quizzed on the new bloke in charge at the Swans, to which he replied:
How much do I know about the new head coach? Everything – because I googled him on Sunday night, and I’m sure the boys all did the same thing.
We have to help him settle in as quickly as possible. The chairman has made his move, which is fine with us, we just have to get on with it.
No shame in that, sunshine. We can’t all be experts on Treviso’s management set-up prior to the club’s re-reformation in 1993.
However, Guidolin’s new assistant at the Swans helm, coach Alan Curtis, wasn’t quite as au fait when pressed:
I don’t know too much about him – I don’t know how well he can speak English or even if he can speak English, and stability is what we need now, there’s no point in hiding that.
But we are professionals, we just go out and do our job for the club that pays our wages, regardless of who the manager is.
Can’t say fairer than that, can you?