In one solitary tweet, Guidolin was relieved of his job and replaced by former USA coach Bob Bradley, who takes his first-ever job in the Premier League.
We can confirm the club has parted company with Francesco Guidolin, who will be replaced by Bob Bradley. pic.twitter.com/ezFbt1bxAQ
— Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) October 3, 2016
The Swans have lost their last three matches, and remain outside the relegation zone on goal difference only, having failed to win since the opening day of the season.
You can understand why the club’s hierarchy would be antsy about their status in the top-flight, particularly when you consider the massive amount of TV money at stake.
But, on his birthday?! That’s brutal.
And on top of that, supporters don’t seem exactly thrilled about the impending arrival of Bradley:
— Dean (@DeanCoombes) October 3, 2016
@SwansOfficial you've just confirmed relegation, lads.
— azy (@azymanzur) October 3, 2016
@SwansOfficial Terrible Terrible Decision
— Alan (@ALAN_O_LEARY_22) October 3, 2016
— ⚽️jackharris⚽️ (@TimMarkDavies) October 3, 2016
@SwansOfficial Disgusting decision. So disappointed!
— Simon Meyrick (@SimonMeyrick) October 3, 2016
@SwansOfficial absolute joke
— Chris Pridmore (@chrisprid) October 3, 2016
@SwansOfficial Wrong its just wrong
— Nick J Selby (@NickJSelby) October 3, 2016
@SwansOfficial disgusted! Wish Francesco Guidolin well and hope he gets a decent club who will back the manager and allow funds for players
— w.r.goodridge (@wrgoodridge) October 3, 2016
@SwansOfficial American owners determined to make championship football a reality for us. Hope I'm wrong. Guidolin kept dignity & integrity
— Beverley Thomas (@BevThomas23) October 3, 2016
@SwansOfficial not just another club my ass. Plot lost, sellouts & on a one way ticket to the championship. Well done to all concerned 👏🏻
— Jonathan New (@thejonnynew) October 3, 2016
What do you think about the situation? Was Guidolin’s sacking inevitable, given the situation Swansea are in?