Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup has emerged as a contender for the Manchester City job.

The Daily Star says the Dane is emerging as a potential successor to Roberto Mancini IF the Man City manager loses his job.

The Swansea boss has made a big impression in his first season in the Premier League, taking the Welsh club to the Capital One Cup Final, playing attractive football.

And the former Denmark superstar has close links with City's Director of Football, Txiki Begiristain, as they were Barcelona team-mates for five years.