Furious Laudrup to fight Swansea over ‘incredible’ sacking

Michael Laudrup is continuing with legal action against Swansea, hitting out at the “silly” and “incredible” reasons they gave for sacking him.

Less than a year after winning the Capital One Cup, the club’s first major trophy, Swansea chose to part company with their Danish manager two weeks ago.

That decision infuriated Laudrup, leading him to release a statement through the League Managers Association indicating he would take legal action against the club.

The former midfielder had kept his counsel since then, only to take the unusual step of convening a press conference at a Heathrow hotel yesterday to speak publicly for the first time since his exit.

“It has been negative for me because I couldn’t say anything,” Laudrup said. “I had to wait nine days for a letter that said a lot of very silly things, which I can’t reveal. I was just blocked and then, of course, Michael is not talking so people think what they want. More rumours and more rumours go on.”

Laudrup said he was sacked due to “breach of contract” and, when asked if he could understand the reasons given, added: “I don’t know if I have to use ‘silly’, other words or ‘incredible’. I can’t go into details.”


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