Swansea and Laudrup edging closer to contract agreement

Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins says a new deal for manager Michael Laudrup is just around the corner.

Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins says a new deal for manager Michael Laudrup is just around the corner.

The Danish great has guided the Swans to the Capital One Cup in just his first season in charge at the Liberty Stadium and Jenkins admits that talks are in place to secure his services further on than next summer when his two-year deal expires.

"Personally I have no issue about the thought of him not being here next season, I think he will be here and he's stated he would honour his contract,” he said of Laudrup who is being loosely linked with Real Madrid.

"Michael has stated before he wants to be here next season. If you look at his career before he came here, he needed to find the right club and stability in himself as a manager.

"We have security until next summer when his current two-year deal finishes and we've got a period of time to make sure we have more security on that and that's something we will be looking at over the next few weeks.

"To be fair, when he came here he said clearly to me he didn't want to be a manager in 10 years and couldn't see himself being in Swansea in three or four years.

"He's said that clearly from day one so there's no surprise there, it's nothing different.

"But with us doing well and him being a past player and a fantastic one for Real Madrid, it's natural he will be touted around."

 

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