The Dutch midfielder is grateful for the help Laudrup has given him during his career, but understands why chairman Huw Jenkins and the Swans board felt they had to act.
"Everyone is happy," said de Guzman. "We were happy under Laudrup, but we needed a change.
"It was a shock for me, but we have to move on.
"He gave me the chance to play in the Premier League, so I am very thankful for what he has done for my career."
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