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Michael Laudrup sacked by Swansea City

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Michael Laudrup has been sacked by Swansea City after winning just one of his last ten Premier League games.

The latest defeat came against West Ham on the weekend which seems to have been the last straw for Welsh club.

“It is a decision we have taken reluctantly,’’ confirmed Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins. “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.

“I had a meeting with Michael today in a final attempt to support him and establish a way to improve the work of the backroom team to secure the results we need over the final 14 Premier League games.

“However, 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.

"I hope all our supporters can fully understand how difficult this period has been for us and I would urge everyone connected to the football club to get behind Garry Monk, the staff and players."

Laudrup was appointed Swansea manager in 2012 after the departure of Brendan Rogers, who left to become manager of Liverpool.

The former Denmark international greatest achievement came when he took Swansea to Wembley where they beat Bradford City 5-0 in the League Cup final.

However, after a string of poor results Swansea are now just two points above the relegation zone in the Premier League. 

Garry Monk, the 34-year-old defender, will replace Laudrup alongside current first-team coach Alan Curtis for the foreseeable future.


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