Friday December 24 2010
Guidolin closes transfer window

Udinese boss Francesco Guidolin has told his club to ignore the January transfer window. "I'm happy with the squad as it is."

A host of top-flight sides are expected to take advantage of the re-opening of the market in an effort to strengthen their sides, but Guidolin insists the chequebook can remain closed.

"I'm not asking for any reinforcements," he noted. "I'm happy with the squad as it is and will be content with no changes.

"All that I hope for is that a few of the injured players can get back to match fitness as soon as possible as they'll be able to help us out."

The Bianconeri ended the year with a 3-2 defeat at Lazio, but the performance impressed their Coach whose side sit in mid-table with 23 points from 17 games.

"I think we actually deserve three or four more points, points that we threw away during the season so far," he added.

"However, we are now more of a team than we were at the start of the campaign, we know each other better and we are growing.

"What do I ask of 2011? That the players continue to improve on a mental and physical level."

Udinese will kick off the New Year with a home tie against Chievo Verona on January 6.