Swansea City have turned to Denmark to find the man who'll replace Brendan Rodgers at the Liberty Stadium, bringing in former Denmark midfielder Michael Laudrup. Laudrup, who's known for playing a style of attacking football similar to that which the Swans practiced under Rodgers, looks like he's a perfect fit at the club - they certainly think so:
Michael has a clear picture and understanding of what we require at Swansea City to build on all the good work and strides we have made over the last few years as a football club. We see Michael as someone who is fully committed and educated in all aspects of the way we want to take the club forward.
Everyone I've spoken to about Michael during the appointment process can't speak highly enough about him, not just as a football man, but as a person. I'm confident that Michael will prove a fantastic acquisition.
-Huw Jenkiws, Swansea chairman.
Laudrup, who has been out of work since the beginning of last year following his resignation from Mallorca, signed a two-year deal that will keep him on the books until the end of the 2013-14 season. By that point, Swansea will be expected to have firmly positioned themselves in the Premier League midtable, although it's easy to see them struggling to consolidate the gains they made in their first season in the top flight.