Swansea City have appointed Francesco Guidolin as their head coach until the end of the season, report BBC Sport.
The 60-year old former Udinese coach will work alongside Swans stalwart Alan Curtis for the rest of the season.
It is a drastic U-turn from owner Huw Jenkins, who only 10 days ago announced Curtis would take the reins until the end of the campaign.
However, relegation from the Premier League has become a distinct possibility for the Welsh club for the first time since their promotion in 2011.
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Former manager Garry Monk was sacked back in December after an alarming slip down the table and a full time successor was not installed.
The incoming Italian has amassed a wealth of experience in Serie A having coached Udinese, Atalanta, Parma and Empoli, amongst others.
Following the 4-2 defeat to relegation rivals Sunderland, Curtis revealed he would be willing to step aside and work with a more experienced coach in their bid to beat the drop.