Highly-rated Swans boss to move on next season.
Swansea City are not confident of keeping their highly-regarded manager Michael Laudrup beyond this season, a source close to the club has told the Daily Star.
The Dane, who played for big clubs such as Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus during his playing days, is expected to make an impact at a European giant as a manager as well, after a fine start to his coaching career.
Laudrup has won numerous plaudits for his time in the Premier League in charge of Swansea, whom he guided to 9th place last season as well as to their first ever piece of silverware with a win in the Capital One Cup.
As well as that, Laudrup’s side have played an attractive brand of attacking football, and it is widely expected that a big club will look to bring him in in the near future.
The 49-year-old had already attracted interest from Chelsea during the summer before they eventually appointed Jose Mourinho, and has been linked with the Benfica job in recent months as well.
Laudrup has a contract at the Liberty Stadium until 2015, though a club insider admits it is hard to imagine he will still be with the Swans next season, saying: “It’s hard to imagine Michael will be Swansea manager after next summer.
“Even this summer his future was in serious doubt because of the number of clubs who would like him as their coach. Michael remained loyal and stayed – but the chances of that happening again a year on must be slim.”