Welsh legend John Toshack had a say in Michael Laudrup's appointment as Swansea City manager.

The Telegraph says that although club chairman Huw Jenkins made the former Denmark international an immediate target to replace new Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, his decision to pursue Laudrup gathered speed following an informal chat with former Swansea and Wales striker John Toshack, who spent more than 17 seasons managing in Spain.

More recently, the former Wales manager, who was in charge at Real Sociedad and Deportivo while Laudrup was playing for Real Madrid and Barcelona, has been working alongside the Dane as a TV pundit in Spain.