Michael Laudrup has put pen to paper on a one-year contract extension which will keep the Dane contracted to Swansea City until June 2015.
The Swansea City manager led the South Wales side to their first major trophy after a destructive 5-0 victory over Bradford City in the Capital One Cup final. Having won the Capital One Cup, Swansea have also qualified for the Europa League competition next season and they currently find themselves sitting in 8th position in the Premier League.
Laudrup said to the club’s official website:
[quote]I am delighted to sign the new deal and I’m already really looking forward to next season. I hope there will be some very exciting things happening with the team and with the club in Europe..[/quote]
Laudrup had seemingly been reluctant to sign a contract extension but the Dane quashed that theory by highlighting his happiness in South Wales.
[quote]I know there has been a lot of speculation (about my future), but I’ve always said that I am happy here and I never had any doubts I would stay. We’ve started something this season that I want to continue.[/quote]
Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins has been vocal of his support for the manager since his arrival last summer and he also took to the club’s official website to speak of his relief that the deal has taken place.
This is a major boost for everyone involved with Swansea City, from the players, staff and Board of Directors through to the most important people of all, our supporters.
You can never guarantee how things will work out when you employ a new manager, especially after the success we’ve had in recent seasons, but I think everyone has seen for themselves that Michael has helped take this football club to another level.
He is a pleasure to work with because he shares the same philosophy as everyone at this football club. He has ensured that we have progressed again this season and I am convinced his knowledge, experience and expertise will ensure we keep moving forward for the next few years.
Swansea City fans will be delighted that they have managed to keep their man at the Liberty Stadium for the foreseeable future as a host of clubs have been keeping a close eye on the Dane. Laudrup will now be able to put the wheels in motion for a strong finish to the Premier League season; without the strain of being hounded where he will be managing next.