By capturing the League Cup with a comprehensive 5-0 victory over Bradford City, Swansea City have achieved their greatest success in over 100 years of existence.


Michael Laudrup's name is now firmly entrenched in the South Wales side's history.

Laudrup's achievement with Swansea has not only elevated the club to prominence across Europe, but will have also raised the stature of the man himself.

The Jacks have developed further under Laudrup this season. He has tightened up in defence whilst also continuing to create plenty of chances with their free flowing football. 

Swansea are perhaps one of the most exciting teams to watch in the Premier League and have risen to another level since Laudrup took over.

The Dane is tactically aware and it would be unfair to say that he has simply continued the good work of Brendan Rogers and Roberto Martinez. Swansea's wingers now operate more centrally and this has led to the creation of more chances and a more solid team.

Laudrup has also made astute signings, not least that of Michu for £2m, as well as Pablo Hernandez and Jonathan de Guzman amongst others.

There will be clubs across Europe who will be particularly keen to monitor his progress. Laudrup is well respected in Spain and Real Madrid may wish to take a chance on him, as may some top Premier League clubs. Would Chelsea be tempted by Laudrup's increasing stature in the game?

Michael Laudrup must now think whether he has taken Swansea as far as he can, even if he has only been there one season. 

Will he be tempted by an offer for a bigger club, where he can challenge for titles and Champions League honours?

Swansea are heading in the right direction but they are a long way from this. 

The lure of taking Swansea into Europe next season may well ensure that Laudrup stays for at-least another year.

Currently Laudrup may prefer a project, which Swansea certainly is, and he admitted winning the League Cup was his greatest achievement as a manager.

However, when the chance to manage a big club comes along, and it surely will, will the temptation be too strong for him.

Will he be able turn down an opportunity to manage the likes of Chelsea or Real Madrid?


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