London: Swansea City appointed former Denmark international and Barcelona great Michael Laudrup as their manager on Friday in what could be a perfect fit for the 'Barcelona of Welsh football'.
The Premier League club announced in a statement that Laudrup, who won four titles in a row with Barcelona in a career that also saw him acclaimed as Denmark's best ever player, had signed a two-year deal.
"Contracts were completed at noon today," Swansea, whose playing style has drawn glowing comparisons with the Spanish giants, declared on their website (www.swanseacity.net).
It will be Laudrup's first foray into English soccer management, after resigning from la Liga side Real Mallorca in September, and he will be the third manager in four years at the Liberty Stadium....more
08:24 PM, Jun 15, 2012