Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup has revealed that he turned down advances from a Champions League club to remain at the Liberty Stadium.
The Dane led the Swans to a ninth-place Premier League finish as well as the Capital One Cup trophy in his first season in South Wales and decided to stay this summer despite interest from the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Monaco.
"I've never been close to leaving because I said I would stay this season; it's important to us," Laudrup told Sky Sports News.
"We still have to consolidate this team, this club and a promise is a promise - that's why I'm here.
"Yes, it's true, there were some approaches from big clubs as well, even from Champions League clubs, but I said I was going to stay here."