Michael Laudrup could sue Swansea City after being sacked

Swansea decided to part company with Laudrup on Tuesday although the Dane is now seeking legal advice following Huw Jenkins’ decision to axe him

Michael Laudrup could sue Swansea City after being sacked

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Andy

February 6th, 2014

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Michael Laudrup steered Swansea to a Capital One Cup triumph last season although that counted for little this week when the Welsh club decided to sack their manager just days before Saturday’s South Wales derby against Cardiff City.

Laudrup was clearly not expecting to be given his marching orders and has slated the manner in which he was relieved of his duties, with the 49-year-old now seeking legal advice after Swansea decided to install Garry Monk in caretaker charge of the first team.

Just twelve months ago, the Swans thrashed Bradford City 5-0 at Wembley to land a first piece of silverware in their 100-year history, although it has now been confirmed that the League Managers Association will be writing to the club to determine the reasons for his sacking.

Laudrup said in a statement: “I am deeply disappointed to have been dismissed as manager of Swansea City.

“In particular, the manner in which it happened and the actions the club has taken since notifying me in the briefest of letters which gave no reasons why such hasty and final action was deemed necessary.

“I am, of course taking legal advice and the LMA have already written to the club asking for a proper explanation as to why I was summarily dismissed.”

The Dane also feels aggrieved that he hasn’t been given the chance to say goodbye to the players with whom he enjoyed plenty of success during his brief tenure at the club, meaning he had to use the same statement to wish them a fond farewell.

He added: “The club has informed me that I cannot visit the training ground to say my farewells to the players so I do that now through this statement.

“The players have been fantastic and their contribution under the very professional guidance of my coaching staff has been absolutely fundamental to the club’s recent successes. Three members of my staff have also been dismissed.

“Whilst league results have been disappointing of late, we are still 12th in the table and it is there for all to see the fine margins in the league this season in terms of points that separate 11 clubs.

“Although we have been unfortunate with injuries, I believe our league form would have improved and that we would have benefited from the forthcoming Europa League and FA Cup matches.”

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