Monday March 5 2012
Guidolin content at Udinese

Udinese boss Francesco Guidolin has silenced talk of a move to a big club. “I have the job that I want,” he declared.

The Italian tactician is being questioned about a future away from Udine and he won the 2010-11 Panchina d’Oro award recently – a prize awarded to the Best Coach in Serie A.

“It was a great honour to receive,” he told Mediaset. “I had chased that award for some time and I’ve had many messages of congratulations since.

“It was a really satisfying achievement and also an unexpected one.”

Since that acknowledgement, rumours have suggested that he may be targeted by Inter at the end of the season.

“The bench that counts is here at Udinese and I’m happy,” he continued. “I did dream about taking charge of a big club, but now I’m calm in my own reality.

“I have the job that I want and I’ll happily continue in this role unless the club decide to send me away…”

Guidolin started his coaching career in the late 1980s, but he’s never been given an opportunity at a really top club.

He joined Udinese for the second time in his career in the summer of 2010 after two years at Parma. He’s also taken charge of teams such as Atalanta, Vicenza, Bologna, Palermo and Monaco.

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