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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.

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Year-long agreement prevents Rodgers from poaching Swans talent

New Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will not be able to raid his former club for talent for twelve months Credit: Barrington Coombs/PA Wire

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."

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