Swans Part Ways With Laudrup

Mick Bates by Mick Bates / 04 February 2014, 20:08

Michael LaudrupSwansea chairman Huw Jenkins has chosen to dispatch manager Michael Laudrup after weeks of uncertainty about his position at the club.  Laudrup leaves the club 2 points above the relegation zone battling to avoid the drop after their 6th defeat in 8 games.

The Swans have suffered a precipitous drop down the Premier League table after a run of only 1 win in 10 league games at home to relegation rivals, Fulham.  Last weekend's defeat to struggling West Ham brought about a behind-the-scenes restructure of the club with Laudrup's assistant Morten Wieghorst believed to have been demoted.

Laudrup departs Swansea with a 34.5% win rate across 84 games, including 29 wins, 24 draws and 31 defeats.  A League Cup final victory over Bradford in the 2012/2013 season proved to be the crescendo for Laudrup with the Swans struggling over the latter part of the Premiership season with only a win against relegated Wigan Athletic in the final 10 games.

Long term servant and former club captain, Garry Monk has been appointed Head Coach until a successor is found, beginning with this Saturday's Welsh derby at home to Cardiff City.  A key fixture that for the Swans, now has extra emphasis.

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