Michael Laudrup is sacked as Swansea manager
Swansea City have sacked boss Michael Laudrup and put club captain Garry Monk in charge for Saturday’s clash with arch-rivals Cardiff City.
Rumours had been circulating about Laudrup’s future since the Swans lost 2-0 at West Ham on Saturday.
On Monday, Swansea Chairman Huw Jenkins had dismissed rumours that they had discussed Laudrup’s future.
Born: 15 June 1964 in Frederiksberg, Denmark
International honours: 104 caps & 37 goals for Denmark
Managerial career: Denmark (assistant manager), Brondby, Getafe, Spartak Moscow, Real Mallorca, Swansea City
Playing career: KB, Brondby, Juventus, Lazio (loan), Barcelona, Real Madrid, Vissel Kobe, Ajax
Individual honours: Best foreign player in Spanish football the last 25 years (1999), Denmark’s best player ever (2006)
Laudrup is the only player to win the Spanish league five times in a row playing for two different clubs, Real Madrid and Barcelona. Laudrup also won league titles with Juventus and Ajax