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Garry Monk takes over as head coach for Swansea for 'foreseeable future'

Garry Monk will take over as head coach alongside current first-team coach Alan Curtis Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Swansea City have announced they have parted company with manager Michael Laudrup. Garry Monk will take over as head coach alongside current first-team coach Alan Curtis "for the foreseeable future".

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Michael Laudrup decision in 'best interests' of club

Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins has said the decision to part company with manager Michael Laudrup was made "reluctantly" in the "best interests" of the club and the supporters.

“It is a decision we have taken reluctantly. But it’s a decision made in the best interests of Swansea City Football Club and our supporters," confirmed chairman Huw Jenkins.

Swansea City have parted company with manager Michael Laudrup. Credit: PA Wire

“It is the first time in nearly 10 years that the club has parted with a manager in this way, but we had to remove the constant uncertainty surrounding the club and Michael’s long-term future with us.

“I had a meeting with Michael today in a final attempt to support him and establish a way to improve the work of the backroom team to secure the results we need over the final 14 Premier League games.

“However, after thinking long and hard about the best way forward, I felt it was unlikely we would achieve a stable environment at the club to allow us to get back to basics and produce the performance levels that have served Swansea City so well over the last few years."

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Swansea City 'part company' with Michael Laudrup

Michael Laudrup has left Swansea City. Credit: PA Wire

Swansea City have parted company with manager Michael Laudrup.

The former Real Madrid and Barcelona player joined the Swans in 2012, and led the club to their first major trophy in their history with a 5-0 victory over Bradford City in the Capital One Cup final at Wembley.

The club have struggled this season and lie just two points above the relegation zone with a crucial game against rivals Cardiff City on Saturday.

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Laudrup: "we gave too much away" in St Gallen defeat

Swansea City Manager Michael Laudrup says his side "gave too much away" in their 1-0 defeat away to St Gallen, but that it was "important to qualify" for the knock-out stages of the Europa League.

"In the second we really gave away three or four chances," he said.

"They had a disallowed goal before the goal and I think the second half we gave too much away.

"Our team is quite an inexperienced (team) if you're talking internationally.

"I think that some of the players knew it was the last game today and you know (in) the last game (of the group stage) you can't recover from this - you're in or you're out and I think maybe there was a little nervousness at some stage."

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