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Ex-Swansea boss Laudrup: Time to end coaching career

Former Swansea City and Real Mallorca coach Michael Laudrup admits he may walk away from management.

Laudrup, who played for both Barcelona and Real Madrid, is currently in charge of Al Rayyan.

He told Marca: "I already said a year and a half ago that I'm in my last stage as a coach. This work from Qatar will be my last or second last team. This summer I will be 54 years old. When I left football in '98, I never thought I would be coaching for so long.

"In 2000, I said yes to be second to Morten Olsen in the Danish national team and ... until today. Then, I said to myself: 'I'm going to try a couple of years training and we'll see'. And I've been coaching for almost 18 years, although I was only 14.5 years in practice. But there are other things in life. I love football, but the daily routine ... It's the same repetition everywhere: training, travel, concentration..."

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