Tuesday May 24 2011
Guidolin modest about Udinese

Udinese boss Francesco Guidolin admits he's not much of a dancer and “one of many as a Coach, but nobody can beat me at cycling!”

The tactician had promised to do the Moonwalk after securing Champions League preliminary round qualification, but his efforts were a little underwhelming.

“Let's not go there,” he laughed. “I kept my pledge, but I really am a terrible dancer!

“As a Coach I am one of many, and I won't complain about that, but nobody can beat me at cycling mountain ranges in the over-50 class. I have to say, I am the best at that!”

Guidolin is perhaps too modest about his achievements, considering Udinese started the season with four straight defeats and finished in fourth place.

“A dream has come true, but it was a long and difficult process that could've disappeared right up to the final whistle. We were always fighting back and, once we secured our safety, there was a change of pace and of ambition.”

Udinese patron Giampaolo Pozzo admitted straight after the celebrations that he may not be able to keep the entire squad, despite having already turned down a €35m offer for Alexis Sanchez.

“Pozzo is an intelligent man and will know what to do for the good of Udinese. I don't think the team will be dismantled with the Champions League on the horizon, even if there are many requests for our players and some could go to a top club.”

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