Brendan Rodgers: 'My time in Wales has been incredible'

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.

– Brendan Rodgers

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Laudrup's Swansea 'homework'

Former Denmark international Michael Laudrup has been officially unveiled as Swansea City's new manager at a press conference this afternoon.