Sunday May 13 2012
Guidolin: 'I could quit Udinese'

Francesco Guidolin has dropped a bomb on the Udinese celebrations. “I need a break and I’ll talk to the club, as I don’t know if I’ll be ready by July.”

The Friulani reached the Champions League preliminary round for the second consecutive season, but the Coach was in no real mood to celebrate.

“I am happy because we managed an historic achievement at the end of an extraordinary campaign,” he told Sky Sport Italia cameras after a 2-0 win over Catania.

“I compliment all our antagonists and thank my players. Nobody expected this and that perhaps made it even better than last year. The credit goes to my players, who overcame even the difficult moments.

“However, I am very tired and need to rest. I think I’m going to need a long rest, as I am under a lot of strain and I don’t know if my health can hold up to another season like this with over 50 matches.

“In the next few days I will talk to the directors, because I feel the need to go off grid and stop for a while, so I don’t know if I’ll be ready for the start of July.

“Could I stay in Udine as technical director working with a young Coach? I would be ready for that role.”