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After a glittering playing career with the likes of Juventus, Real Madrid and Barcelona, Michael Laudrup transitioned into management with Danish side Brondby, where he won a league title and two cups.
After keeping Mallorca afloat with limited means, Laudrup joined Swansea in 2012, filling Brendan Rodgers' highly respected boots on the sideline.
Everton chairman Bill Kenwright will need a manager who can deliver success without a hefty transfer budget, and this appears to be one of Laudrup's strengths. His signings at Swansea have been uniformly praised, most notably Michu, who was a steal at €2.5 million.
Laudrup has also delivered Swansea's first ever major trophy, and has undoubtedly improved upon the attractive brand of football Rodgers instilled at the club.
For these reasons, The Mirror are among the newspapers who believe Laudrup features highly on Everton's managerial shortlist.
The Dane signed a contract extension at Swansea in March that should keep him in Wales until 2015, but he is believed to have a similar £5 million release clause to the one Rodgers used to join Liverpool.