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Swansea City Manager Michael Laudrup Focused On Capital One Cup Final

Liberty Stadium manager not thinking about his future.

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Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup is refusing to consider where his future may lie until after Sunday’s Capital One Cup final date with League Two Bradford City on Sunday.

Laudrup will lead his team out at Wembley for their first-ever domestic cup final having steered Swansea City there in his first year in the job since taking over the reins from Brendan Rodgers.

The Dane, who arrived having last coached Mallorca, signed a two-year contract when replacing Liverpool-bound Rodgers and has opened discussions over extending his stay at the Liberty Stadium following an impressive first year.

But his success has alerted both Manchester City and Real Madrid, who could both be looking for new managers in the summer with doubts surrounding the futures of both Roberto Mancini and Jose Mourinho.

But, speaking at his press conference ahead of the Capital One Cup final, Laudrup insisted his focus in one securing a first domestic cup success for Swansea City and not about where his future may lie.

“It’s not the moment to talk about the future,” he is quoted as saying by Sportinglife. “We’re days away from one of the biggest games in the history of this club, so to speak about other things would be a little ruthless.

“We don’t have to let anything come between us now. We have to focus on this game. Anything else, it’s secondary right now.

“Winning a trophy would do a lot (to change Swansea’s image). It would mean to go into Europe and that would be fantastic: what it gives to the club and the fans – less in terms of money – and maybe to the outside world as well, as players might want to play in the competition.”

The suggestions are that Laudrup will stay put at Swansea City given that he is the process of appointing former Celtic star Morten Wieghorst, his Danish international team-mate, as his number two.


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