Chelsea wanted me before Mourinho return, claims Swansea’s Laudrup

Swansea CIty manager Michael Laudrup reveals Cheslea made an enquiry about his availability before appointing José Mourinho

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Michael Laudrup replaced Brendan Rodgers at Swansea last summer Photo: Back Page Images

Michael Laudrup has claimed Chelsea made an enquiry about his availability this summer before appointing José Mourinho in June.

The Dane enjoyed a fruitful first season managing in England as the 50-year-old led the Swans to their best-ever finish – eighth place – as well as winning the League Cup.

Former Inter Milan and Real Madrid boss Mourinho penned a three-year deal at the west London club after sealing a much-anticipated return to Stamford Bridge following Rafael Benítez’s exit.

However, Laudrup, who previously played for Barcelona and Madrid, revealed the Blues did get in touch about a potential move for the Swansea boss – but insists nothing concrete was agreed.

“Someone from Chelsea wanted to know about my availability, but there was never anything concrete,” Laudrup is quoted as saying by Daily Mail.

“Either way, I had already given Swansea my word that I would be not be leaving.”


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