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Danish great Laudrup tipped to get Swansea job

Ex-Denmark star Michael Laudrup is expected to be named Swansea City's new manager by the end of the week.

The former Barcelona and Real Madrid star has been heavily linked with the job recently with reports suggesting that he is set to be appointed as Brendan Rodgers' replacement.

Laudrup has been out of the coaching game since he left Real Mallorca last September but is believed to be extremely interested in the Swans job.

Former Denmark international Jan Molby, who managed Swansea in the lower leagues in the late 1990s, told reporters that Laudrup will do a great job at the Liberty Stadium.

"I'm at a hotel in the Ukraine with an awful lot of Danish journalists and they all seem pretty sure that Denmark is about to have their first manager in the Premier League," Molby said.

"I think he'll do well. I know Michael was very impressed with the way things are done [in the Premier League], the way in which he is in control of footballing matters, selling of players, buying of players.

"I know that's some of the problems he's had at previous clubs and of course he has a very specific way he wants to play. He was strongly influenced by Johan Cruyff when he was at Barcelona in the late 1980s, early 90s.

"That's how he wants to play his football, that's how Swansea played last year under Brendan Rodgers, so if it happens I think it's a marriage made in heaven."

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