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Laudrup gives insight into confusing Swansea sacking

Michael Laudrup has spoken of the events which led to his sacking as Swansea City manager.

The Welsh club parted ways with the Dane earlier this month, replacing him with veteran defender Garry Monk, in what he can only describe as a very confusing chain of events.

"Mid-January, I'm told they're not satisfied and that's that," he said. "They want to change the coaching staff. We talk about it; I always want to listen but don't agree with what's said.

"After that we play a cup game, which we win, we play a league game, we win, and we have the last game against West Ham that we lose.

"After that I get another message - I should really, really, really change staff.

"My answer is we already discussed that but we agree to a meeting on the Tuesday.

"I had a personal matter on Monday morning. I wasn't in Paris (as had been widely reported). It was a personal matter and the chairman knew about it.

"On Tuesday, we had a meeting again about staff and changing staff. I say we have already talked about it and think it's a big mistake to talk about it because it's in the week of one of the most important games - the Cardiff game.

"I shake hands. They say thanks for the work you are doing. Then, Tuesday afternoon, I receive a mail to say that, due to breach of contract, it will be terminated just a few hours after the meeting.

"I'm very, very confused so I call and ask what's going on. It was a little difficult to hear what was said on the phone. I said, 'by the way, what does breaches mean?'. They didn't really know."

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