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Former Swansea manager Michael Laudrup. Picture credit: PA

Former Swansea manager Michael Laudrup. Picture credit: PA

Former Swansea manager Michael Laudrup. Picture credit: PA

MICHAEL LAUDRUP claims to have seen his time at Swansea ended by an email just hours after agreeing to stay on as manager – an experience that may leave a sour taste in the mouth but will not stop him returning to the Premier League.

Less than a year after he led them to their first major trophy, the League Cup, the south Wales club decided to part company with the Dane earlier this month.

The former midfielder thought an agreement had been reached with Huw Jenkins for him and his coaching team to stay on, although claimed in a press conference at Heathrow that the Swansea chairman quickly reneged on his promise.

"We ended up saying we have to stay together, we shook hands and he says 'thank you very much because you want to help the club'," Laudrup said.

"Later that afternoon, while I'm talking on the phone, I receive a mail where it says that due to breach of contract, with immediate effect, my deal is terminated.

"It was just a few hours after we shook hands and, of course, I'm very, very confused.

"I called and I said 'what is going on?' after we shook hands and everything, but he said 'yeah, after thinking' – it was a little difficult to hear what was said.

"I said 'by the way, what does 'breach' mean?' and he couldn't explain that. He didn't really know."


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