Michael Laudrup is sacked as Swansea manager

Michael LaudrupSwansea 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

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