Laudrup has left Swansea City after just 18 months at the helm (©GettyImages)
Laudrup has left Swansea City after just 18 months at the helm (©GettyImages).

Swansea sack Michael Laudrup

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Michael Laudrup has been sacked as manager of Swansea City during what has been a difficult season for the Swans.

The decision came after Swansea's 2-0 defeat to West Ham, leaving them in 12th place, just two points above the relegation zone.

This news comes after it emerged that that Swansea board was considering a revamp of Laudrup's backroom staff.

Huw Jenkins, the chairman of Swansea City Football Club stated just yesterday that the club would not be reviewing Laudrup's position. 

But it is believed that conflicting views between the two may ultimately have contributed to the set of circumstances in which Laudrup finds himself out of a job.

"It's a decision made in the best interests of Swansea City football club and our supporters," Jenkins told the club website. "We had to remove the constant uncertainty surrounding the club and Michael's long-term future with us."

Whilst Jenkins admitted the decision was one that was taken 'reluctantly', but went on to explain that recent performances made Laudrup's position untenable.

"After thinking long and hard about the best way forward, I felt it was unlikely we would achieve a stable environment at the club to allow us to get back to basics and produce the performance levels that have served Swansea City so well over the last few years.

"Now we need to put that uncertainty behind us and move forward as a united football club on all fronts, while placing on record our gratitude to Michael for the work he has done over the last 18 months and wish him well for the future.''

In an unusual move, club captain Garry Monk has been placed in charge of the Swans ahead of their derby clash with fierce rivals Cardiff on Saturday.

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