Michael Laudrup could continue Brendan Rodgers’ work at Swansea

Sharethematch.com takes a look at reports linking Danish legend Michael Laudrup with the vacant position at Swansea City

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Brendan Rodgers left Swansea to join Liverpool in May Photo: nPower

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Michael Laudrup fits the bill for Swansea

Michael Laudrup was one of Europe’s most stylish goal scorers and playmakers in his day, and favours attacking, possession-based football.

The 47-year-old has emerged as the favourite for the Swansea City job following the departure of Brendan Rodgers to Liverpool, and despite being several years older than the Northern Irishman, he has a similar managerial CV.

After taking the reins at Danish side Brondby in 2002, he revitalised the playing squad, promoting several young stars, and in 2005 they won the Danish double playing a similar short-passing style to Swansea.

In 2008, he guided Spanish club Getafe to the Uefa Cup quarter-finals and Spanish Cup final, and very short spells at Spartak Moscow and Mallorca where he lasted only a matter of months before being fired or walking out – but those failures haven’t tarnished his growing reputation.

Swansea finished 11th in their first season in the Premier League, and if they are to extend their stay, it is vital chairman Huw Jenkins picks the right man to enhance their ‘brand’ of football and keep the momentum with them. Laudrup would be a canny appointment.

Let’s not chastise Fellaini for wanting European glory

Marouane Fellaini has come out and expressed his desire to play in the Champions League, suggesting that he is unhappy with life at Everton – and can you blame him?

For all David Moyes’ supporters, he hasn’t exactly done a lot at the Toffees has he? And, contrary to popular opinion, he has spent a bit of money too – Diniyar Bilyaletdinov cost £10m and Fellaini was signed for £15m.

Looking ahead to this season, Fellaini is probably thinking nothing much will change from the last campaign.

Everton will start badly then go on a bit of a run before tailing off at the end of the season, resulting in another campaign outside the Europa League places let alone the Champions League ones.

So surely it is natural that he seemingly wants away? Fellaini wants to play in the best club competition in the world.

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