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.
Michael Laudrup has been officially unveiled as Swansea City's new manager at a press conference this afternoon.
Former Denmark international Michael Laudrup has been appointed the new manager of Swansea City following Brendan Rodgers' departure.
Brendan Rodgers' time with Swansea City has come to an end as he is officially confirmed as the new Liverpool manager.