Michael Laudrup is motivated by personal endeavour, not mass-market triumphalism, writes Nick Hartley.
Swansea City have cut ties with the man responsible for brokering the deal that brought manager Michael Laudrup to the Liberty Stadium.
Swansea City take on league giants Manchester City at the Liberty Stadium and come away with a point.
Michael Laudrup has told the chairman of Swansea City that he is committed to his contract at the club despite speculation linking him with a move away.
Laudrup's future had been fast into further doubt last night when it was revealed that the club had decided not to do any further business with Laudrup's agent Bayram Tutumlu over what they described as interference in the club's transfer policy.
Tutumlu hit back at the accusations saying he had spent a lot of moneytrying to help the club and that his relationship with Laudrup wouldnot change.
ITV News has tonight learnt that Laudrup and chairman Huw Jenkins have today held lengthy discussions in which the Dane confirmed his intention to honour his contract and stay at the club.
Michael Laudrup insists he wants to stay at Swansea City, following a row between the club and his agent.
On Wednesday, club sources told ITV News they no longer wanted to work with agent Bayram Tutumlu, accusing him of trying to influence their transfer policy.
"Bayram is my agent and that’s not going to change."
“If the club do not want to work with him or Bayram does not want to work with them, it’s their problem not mine."
There are reports tonight that Michael Laudrup's future at the Liberty Stadium is in 'grave doubt' after it emerged that Swansea City has severed all ties with his agent.
The South Wales Evening Post has revealed that Laudrup's representative Bayram Tutumlu wants to take control of transfers and particularly the sale of the club's start defender Ashley Williams.
Michael Laudrup has said that he is delighted to sign a one year extension to his current deal at Swansea City, saying that they have "started something this season that I want to continue."
– Michael Laudrup, Swansea City Manager
I know there has been a lot of speculation (about my future), but I’ve always said that I am happy here and I never had any doubts I would stay.
I am delighted to sign the new deal and I’m already really looking forward to next season. I hope there will be some very exciting things happening with the team and with the club in Europe.’