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Swansea chairman admits to 'planning' for Laudrup's successor

Laudrup has helped Swansea to their first major title in their 100 year history Photo: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

Swansea City's chairman has admitted that the club have a plan in place should Michael Laudrup leave. Speaking on BBC Radio Wales' Back Page, Huw Jenkins said he "wouldn't be doing their jobs if they didn't have some idea of who... will suit Swansea City."

Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester City are all being touted as potential destinations for Laudrup, whose current deal at the Liberty Stadium runs until the summer of 2014.

Swansea's Capital One Cup triumph, marked by last week's victory parade through the city centre, has only increased the amount of attention on Laudrup, who has also guided the Welsh club into the top half of the Barclays Premier League.

Swansea City parade the Capital One Cup through the streets of Swansea Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

Jenkins has made it plain previously he would like to sort out an extended contract, and further talks are scheduled with the 48-year-old's agent in the coming weeks.

I think the fact that we run our club a certain way makes it easier to narrow down the hundreds of players and managers.

And it's not easy to find the right person with the right personality to suit the club at that time.

Because whatever happens to Michael Laudrup, whether it's two years time or five years time when he leaves our club, it's going to be a big position to fill and we need to be ready for that.

– Huw Jenkins, Speaking on BBC Radio Wales

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