‘Laudrup Sacked To Save Swansea’

Swansea City announced on Tuesday that they have parted company with manager Michael Laudrup, almost a year after he led the Welsh club to their first ever major trophy.
The 49-year-old Dane steered Swansea to a 5-0 success over Bradford City in last season’s League Cup final, but the club said that they had been forced to act due to “constant uncertainty” surrounding his future.
Laudrup’s relationship with the club reportedly became strained during the close season and a poor run of recent form has seen Swansea slide towards the Premier League’s relegation zone.
“It is a decision we have taken reluctantly”, said Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins in a statement published on the club website.
“But it’s a decision made in the best interests of Swansea City Football Club and our supporters.
“It is the first time in nearly 10 years that the club has parted with a manager in this way, but we had to remove the constant uncertainty surrounding the club and Michael’s long-term future with us”.
Swansea said that former captain Garry Monk would work as head coach alongside current first-team coach Alan Curtis “for the foreseeable future”.

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