Michael Laudrup Opens Up Contract Talks With Swansea City

Liberty Stadium boss ready for discussions over new deal.

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Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup is ready to open talks over a new contract after a successful first year at the club.

Danish legend Laudrup took over the reins at the Liberty Stadium in the summer when replacing Brendan Rodgers following his appointment at Liverpool boss.

He has carried on Rodgers’ success at Swansea City – even taking the club to a new level with a first domestic cup final appearance booked after banking a Wembley date with League Two Bradford City in the Capital One Cup final on February 24.

The 48-year-old Laudrup signed a two-year deal when arriving at Swansea, but is now hoping to tie up talks on a new long-term contract after being pleasantly surprised by the progress the club have made under him.

“I have said more than once my intention is to stay,” Laudrup told The Sun. “We are way ahead of what I could have imagined — being in a league cup final.”

Laudrup arrived at Swansea City having managed at Real Mallorca in his previous job and it has been with his purchases from La Liga that he has excelled. Leading scorer Michu has proven to be £2million bargain, while Chico Flores, Pablo Hernandez and Jonathan De Guzman have all been success stories.

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