Huw Jenkins: Michael Laudrup won’t be lured away from Swansea

Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins reckons Michael Laudrup will want to stay to oversee the club's first Europa League campaign

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Michael Laudrup replaced Brendan Rodgers at Swansea last summer Photo: Back Page Images

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Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins believes that the prospect of Europa League football next season will be enough to keep Michael Laudrup at the Liberty Stadium.

The former Denmark international penned a one-year contract extension with the Swans earlier this month after leading the Welsh outfit to their first major trophy, the Capital One Cup, in February.

The 48-year-old, who replaced Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers at the Liberty Stadium in June, has been touted as a possible successor to Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid.

But with Swansea qualifying for the Europa League thanks to their Wembley triumph, Jenkins is sure Laudrup will relish the challenge of leading the Swans’ European campaign.

“Sometimes people do look for another challenge when they think they have achieved all they can at their current club,” Jenkins told thisissouthwales.co.uk.

“We have had to cope with that in the past, I think those reasons were important to some of our previous managers.

“But we are in Europe now and I think that gives us momentum for next season. Qualifying for Europe is a massive think I think in terms of keeping everything together, it gives Michael a new challenge and it’s a new challenge for new players.”

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