Former Denmark international Michael Laudrup will be officially unveiled as Swansea City's new manager later today.
The 48-year-old has signed a two-year contract at the Liberty Stadium following the departure of Brendan Rodgers.
Former Denmark international Michael Laudrup has been appointed the new manager of Swansea City following Brendan Rodgers' departure.Read the full story ›
Swansea City have confirmed that Michael Laudrup will be the club's new manager. The Dane has been appointed on a two-year contract. He replaces Brendan Rodgers, who left to join Liverpool at the end of last month.
Former Real Madrid and Barcelona midfielder Michael Laudrup is now the odds-on favourite to take over at Swansea City.
According to some reports, the Dane has already held talks with the premier league club and could soon be officially unveiled as manager.
The Swans have been searching since Brendan Rodgers took over at Liverpool two weeks ago.
Brendan Rodgers has appeared at his first press conference as the new Liverpool manager.
Rodgers, who had previously denied rumours he was moving, says his mind was made up when it became clear he was the top choice for the job.
Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins has revealed an agreement is in place to stop Brendan Rodgers signing players from his former club for a year.
Under the conditions of his release, Rodgers will not be able to raid his former club for talent over the next 12 months.
Huw Jenkins said: "We have got some protection on Brendan coming back for our players in the initial period, which I think is the right thing.
"He has got a timescale to assess things there and that is going to take him a while, so I've got no worries there. We have got a 12 month respite."
Brendan Rodgers has admitted that managing a footballing 'dynasty' like Liverpool was too good an opportunity to turn down.
But as he was officially unveiled as the new Reds boss, he expressed his 'deepest gratitude and thanks' to Swansea, adding that he's been very happy in Wales.
It was a real special two years at Swansea City for me, we created history, we became the first Welsh team into the Barclays Premier League.
It's a sad day to leave Swansea, of course, because I have so many friends there; what we created has been incredible really and I have huge respect for them as a football club.
Thanks to the club and to the nation of Wales, as my time there with the media and the people has been incredible.
Bookmakers have suspended betting on Graeme Jones, the Wigan and former Swansea assistant coach, to take over from Rodgers. But there are other contenders as Sports Correspondent Richard Morgan explains.
Former Wales international David Giles says that it's difficult to blame Brendan Rodgers for leaving Swansea, as "you don't get too many opportunities to go the top" and Liverpool represents "the very top."