Swans land Laudrup
Michael Laudrup was appointed as Swansea City manager following a ringing endorsement from Welsh legend John Toshack.
Former Denmark, Barcelona and Real Madrid forward Laudrup has signed a two-year contract.
Swans chairman Huw Jenkins said: "Michael has a clear picture and understanding of what we require to build on all the good work and strides we have made over the last few years.
"Everyone I've spoken to about Michael during the appointment process can't speak highly enough about him -- not just as a football person, but as a man."
Swansea's fourth manager in as many years, Laudrup has enjoyed managerial experience with Brondby, Getafe, Spartak Moscow and most recently Real Mallorca. (© Daily Telegraph, London)