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Swansea City Preparing For Life Without Manchester City Target Michael Laudrup

Liberty Stadium club begin searching for a new manager.

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Swansea City are already searching for possible replacements for manager Michael Laudrup amigst speculation that he is wanted by both Real Madrid and Manchester City.

The Dane, who arrived having last coached Mallorca, signed a two-year contract when replacing Liverpool-bound Brendan Rodgers at the start of the current season 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.

And, as a result, Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins has already began to scour Europe for potential replacements should Laudrup leave in the summer with the club potentially looking for their third manager in as many seasons.

“I think we have to be aware of different managers and what they stand for,” Jenkins told the Daily Telegraph. “We’re probably aware of certain managers who could come here in the future. It’s an ongoing process. Whether it happens in a year, two years or five years, we have to be ready.

“There are bigger clubs than us having that problem. When Man United lose [Cristiano] Ronaldo or Arsenal lose [Robin] van Persie, for us to question whether we’ll lose people would be a little unlikely. We just need to be ready.”

Laudrup has been a huge success at Swansea City, leading the club to a first-ever domestic cup final in their history and building on the platform put in place by Rodgers during his spell in charge at the Liberty Stadium.

Laudrup will lead his side out at Wembley on Sunday when they face League Two Bradford City in the final of the Capital One Cup.


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