Michael Laudrup can't guarantee Swansea stay

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Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup has refused to rule out leaving south Wales, admitting he does not know what the future entails.

Following Swansea's 5-0 League Cup success, their first ever major trophy, rumours have been circulating that Laudrup could depart the Liberty Stadium for one of Europe's big clubs. The former Danish international was non-committal on where his future lies.

The 48-year-old told reporters: "I've said a couple of times that my intention is to stay but, again, who knows about my future?

"Intentions are one thing but who knows? Who knows what they will do next year, honestly 100 per cent? You can have your plans but none of us know, none of us has a crystal ball in life."

Laudrup has been linked to former club Real Madrid, where he won the La Liga title in 1995, and the Dane neither confirmed nor dismissed the possibility of taking over at the Spanish giants at some point in the future.

"My intention is to stay next year. I've never said I do not want to manage a big team one day, it is just not a dream of mine - that's different," he said. "If I go somewhere one day I do, if I don't I don't. It has nothing to do with ambitions. I have ambitions. How can I not after playing at big clubs for 17 years and winning titles?"

Laudrup's current contract at the Liberty Stadium expires at the end of the 2013/14 season, but Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins has expressed his desire to extend his manager's deal by 12 months.

It has been a hugely successful first season in south Wales for Laudrup. His side currently sit ninth in the Premier League table, hoping to eclipse the 11th-place finish achieved by Brendan Rodgers in Swansea's debut top-flight campaign.

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