Michael Laudrup has said he is considering taking legal action against Swansea City after the club sacked him on Tuesday.
The Welsh club relieved Laudrup of his duties following a run of one win in 10 Premier League games.
The decision came as a surprise to many, and it seems none more so than Laudrup himself. In a statement released by the League Managers' Association, the Dane said: “I am deeply disappointed to have been dismissed as manager of Swansea City.
“In particular, the manner in which it happened and the actions the club has taken since notifying me in the briefest of letters which gave no reasons why such hasty and final action was deemed necessary. I am, of course, taking legal advice and the LMA have already written to the club asking for a proper explanation as to why I was summarily dismissed.”
Laudrup had enjoyed a very successful time with the club he took charge of in the summer of 2012. He led the Swans to their first-ever major trophy; when he won the League Cup last year, as well as guiding them to a top-half finish in the Premier League.
The cup win also took the club into European competition, where they progressed through the group stages, thrashing Spanish side Valencia 3-0 away from home in the progress, and face Italian giants Napoli in the round of 32.
Results have taken a turn for the worse in the last few months, with the club just two points above the relegation zone, although they did knock Manchester United out of the FA cup.
“Whilst league results have been disappointing of late, we are still 12th in the table and it is there for all to see the fine margins in the league this season in terms of points that separate 11 clubs,” he said. “I believe our league form would have improved.”
The club’s fans, and the board, will certainly be hoping their form does improve, and fast. They face arch-rivals Cardiff in the Welsh derby this weekend.
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