Ashley Williams: Michael Laudrup could still quit Swansea City
Swansea defender Ashley Williams reckons Michael Laudrup could still leave if he received an irresistible job offer
Ashley Williams believes Michael Laudrup could still quit Swansea City for Arsenal or Chelsea despite signing a new deal last week.
The 48-year-old penned a one-year extension on Friday after guiding the Swans to their first major trophy following their win over Bradford City in the Capital One Cup final at Wembley last month.
Laudrup has been touted as the leading candidate to replace Jose Mourinho should the Portuguese coach leave Real Madrid in the summer, while also being linked with the positions held by Arsene Wenger and Rafael Benítez.
And although Swansea captain Williams admitted it was a pleasant surprise to see the Dane pen a new deal, he feels that he could still leave if an irresistible job offer was made.
“We’re pleased the gaffer signed the contract. We’ve enjoyed the season working with him,” said Williams.
“He’s been linked to other teams which shows he’s doing his job properly. That’s normal.
“He signed a new contract and I don’t think any of us knew he was going to do that. It was a nice surprise.
“Can we keep the squad together? Hopefully. We’ve got a good squad here, we get on really well, we enjoy playing.
“I can’t speak for other people or for the future because it’s football.
“We all know the gaffer could get an offer he feels he wants and the club want to take it.
“You never know what could happen. It’s important we all try hard to stick together.”