Talented young manager on Blues shortlist.
Swansea manager Michael Laudrup has revealed that Chelsea made an approach for him during the summer before appointing Jose Mourinho as their new boss, according to Sky Sports.
The Blues had been without a manager following the departure of interim coach Rafael Benitez, though their former boss Mourinho had always been the favourite to take the Stamford Bridge hot seat this season.
However, some other candidates had emerged during the summer transfer rumours, and it has now been revealed that Laudrup was one of the possible contenders for the position following Benitez’s departure.
The Dane has done great work so far in his time with Swansea, leading the club to 9th in the Premier League and winning the Capital One Cup in his first season in charge last year, and earning many plaudits for his team’s attractive style of attacking football.
Laudrup’s fine work at the Liberty Stadium has also seen him linked with the likes of Benfica in recent times, as well as emerging as an outside contender for the Real Madrid job this summer before the Spanish giants moved to appoint Carlo Ancelotti instead.
“Someone tried to know my availability through intermediaries, but there was nothing concrete,” the Swans boss explained.
“Also, I had given my word that I would be in Swansea.”