Former Barcelona midfielder Michael Laudrup is in talks with Swansea over the possibility of replacing Brendan Rodgers as manager. Dane right: Michael Laudrup (Picture: AFP/Getty Images) The Danish legend, 47, reportedly met Swans chairman Huw Jenkins this week in Cyprus, where the Welshman is currently on holiday. It’s thought that Swansea want to drought in Laudrup to continue the successful attacking philosophy implemented by Rodgers before he left for Liverpool. Laudrup has previously managed in Spain’s La Liga at Getafe and Mallorca, and has become the new odd-on favourite for the Swansea job, after Wigan no.2 Graeme Jones rejected the chance of joining the Welsh outfit. Former France captain Marcel Desailly claims he also turned down an approach from Jenkins to become the Swans new manager. He said: ‘I was approached, but it is not the right time. Everything seemed fine, but it was too early.’ Blackpool boss Ian Holloway is the other leading candidate for the role, although the Seasiders have denied receiving any approach for the 49-year-old.

A news article on 2012-06-13 10:55:26 from: The Metro

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