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Laudrup seeking legal advice following Swansea sacking

ESPN staff
February 6, 2014
Laudrup sacked by Swansea

Michael Laudrup has revealed he will be taking legal advice after being sacked by Swansea on Tuesday night.

Laudrup's time at the Liberty Stadium came to an end after being hired as manager in 2012, as a poor run of results forced the club to part ways with the Dane, with Swansea losing four of their last five games and lying two points above the relegation zone.

But Laudrup has confirmed via a statement through the League Manager's Association (LMA) that the situation is likely to escalate further.

"I am deeply disappointed to have been dismissed as manager of Swansea City. In particular, the manner in which it happened and the actions the club has taken since notifying me in the briefest of letters which gave no reasons why such hasty and final action was deemed necessary," he said.

"I am, of course, taking legal advice and the LMA have already written to the club asking for a proper explanation as to why I was summarily dismissed.

"Until we receive the response I am unable to say any more about the termination but I do want to take this early opportunity to thank the Swansea City fans for their continued support and say it has been an honour to manage this great football club.

"I leave the club proud of our collective achievements over the past 20 months and I believe we have continued the club's progression in the manner of my predecessors, including Roberto Martinez and Brendan Rodgers.

"The club has informed me that I cannot visit the training ground to say my farewells to the players so I do that now through this statement.

"The players have been fantastic and their contribution under the very professional guidance of my coaching staff has been absolutely fundamental to the club's recent successes. Whilst league results have been disappointing of late, we are still 12th in the table and it is there for all to see the fine margins in the league this season in terms of points that separate 11 clubs.

"Although we have been unfortunate with injuries, I believe our league form would have improved and that we would have benefited from the forthcoming Europa League and FA Cup matches. I wish the club the very best for the future and for the rest of the season in the Barclays Premier League, Europa League and The FA Cup."

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