Real Mallorca reach agreement over Michael Laudrup’s contract


Real Mallorca and former boss Michael Laudrup have reached an agreement in principal for the rescission of the Dane’s contract, according to a statement on the club’s official website. Initial reports stated Laudrup had tendered his resignation but club President Jaume Cladera later insisted a mutual decision was made to relieve him of his duties.

The statement read: “RCD Mallorca and Michael Laudrup have reached an agreement in principal for the rescission of the contractual relationship between both parties, which should be signed on Wednesday.”

Laudrup becomes the first Coach to depart a La Liga club this season after expressing his disapproval of owner Lorenzo Serra Ferrer’s transfer policy during the summer, culminating in a weekend outburst by assistant coach Erik Larsen – who was sacked on Tuesday – in which he called Ferrer a ‘bad person’.

In his era as a player Laudrup was a member of the famous Barcelona ‘dream team’ of the early nineties, winning a European Cup winners medal and four consecutive La Liga titles. However, in 1994 he made a controversial move to Real Madrid and helped end Barca’s stranglehold on the league the same season, thus becoming the only player to win the Spanish league five times in a row playing for two different teams.

As a boss the 47-year-old cut his teeth as assistant to Morten Olsen with the Danish national team before spells at Brondby, Getafe and Spartak Moscow eventually led to his appointment at the Iberostar Stadium for the start of the 2010/11 season.

Despite the islanders being in administration Laudrup managed to stave off relegation on a dramatic last day despite a 4-3 defeat to Atl

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