Laudrup taking legal advice over Swansea sacking

Former Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup is consulting lawyers over his dismissal from the Premier League club, Sky Sports has reported.

Laudrup was sacked on Tuesday after just over 18 months at the Liberty Stadium, winning the Capital One Cup last season. He leaves the Swans 12th in the table.

But Laudrup has said he is disappointed by the decision and the way in which it was handled, confirming in a statement he was taking legal advice.

“I am deeply disappointed to have been dismissed as manager of Swansea City,” Laudrup said.

“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.

“Until we receive the response I am unable to say any more about the termination but I do want to take this early opportunity to thank the Swansea City fans for their continued support and say it has been an honour to manage this great football club.

“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.

“I wish the club the very best for the future and for the rest of the season in the Barclays Premier League, Europa League and the FA Cup.”

Laudrup has been replaced on a temporary basis by veteran defender Garry Monk, who takes charge of his first game in the south Wales derby against Cardiff on Saturday.

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