Michael Laudrup Poised to Take Charge at Swansea City

Stephen FennellCorrespondent IJune 14, 2012

Swansea City are set to announce Michael Laudrup as their new manager according to Sky Sports.

The former Barcelona and Real Madrid player is favoured to take the place of Brendan Rodgers after his recent departure to Liverpool.

Laudrup would become the fourth manager in five years for the Welsh club and will be looking to build upon their successful first season in the Premier League in which they finished 11th.

Laudrup enjoyed a distinguished playing career, starting with Dansih club KB and finishing in 1998 at Ajax

In between his time with those clubs, he played for both Barcelona and Real Madrid where he won successive La Liga titles playing with the two Spanish giants.

As a manger he tasted success with Danish club Brøndby, capturing a Danish Cup in his first year in charge while leading the club to a domestic double in 2005.

Following his departure from Brøndby in 2006, he took charge of Spanish side Getafe, guiding them to a Copa Del Rey final and the UEFA Cup quarterfinals.

Two relatively uneventful spells at CSKA Moscow and RCD Mallorca came after his time at Getafe.

He hasn't taken charge of a team since his last game as manager of financially stricken Mallorca in 2011.

As a player and manager, the two-time Danish Player of the Year promoted a youthful and attractive brand of football.

This attitude will be comforting to Swansea's fans after their side had one of the highest pass completion rates in Europe in 2011/12.

It is expected that Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins will make the announcement before the end of the week.

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