Swansea City Sack Manager Michael Laudrup

Swansea City have sacked boss Michael Laudrup and put club captain Garry Monk in charge for Saturday’s clash with arch-rivals Cardiff City. The news came a day after chairman Huw Jenkins dismissed rumours that they had discussed Laudrup’s future.

“It is a decision we have taken reluctantly,” Jenkins told the club’s website. “But it’s a decision made in the best interests of Swansea City football club and our supporters.”

Rumours had been circulating about Laudrup’s future since the Swans lost 2-0 at West Ham on Saturday. It was their sixth defeat in eight Premier League games, leaving them only two points off the relegation places.

Laudrup succeeded current Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers in south Wales in June 2012 and went on to lead the Swans to their first major trophy when they won the 2013 League Cup.

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Source: BBC Sport