Getafe coach Michael Laudrup believes he would have already been sacked if he had been working in Italy.

Laudrup's Getafe recorded their first win for the season last weekend and the Dane said today: "If we had played poorly, or without the style that this club wants, I would have been removed already. But it did not happen, and here I am still in my place.

"The president supports me and did not give me any ultimatum. Surely if we were in Italy, where only results count, I would have already been dismissed."