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Laudrup 'very confused' by sacking at Swansea

ESPN staff
February 18, 2014
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Michael Laudrup has revealed he discovered he had been dismissed as Swansea manager via email, and says he was "very confused" about the sacking.

Speaking for the first time at a press conference since he was relieved of his duties at the Liberty Stadium on February 4, Laudrup was shocked to find out he had been sacked, all this after he held a conversation with chairman Huw Jenkins after speculation of disagreements and fallouts with some players and the board.

"What surprised me is that I had the meeting on Tuesday, but already on Monday the things I spoke to the chairman about were in the papers. I leave that with the chairman," Laudrup said.

"However, we ended up saying we had to stay together. We shook hands. Later that afternoon I received a mail saying due to breach of contract, with immediate effect they would terminate [my contract] - just a few hours after we shook hands."

And Laudrup was left stunned by the decision to dismiss him, saying: "Of course, I was very confused. I called and I asked what is going on. We talked this morning and shook hands, but they said yeah, but after thinking - it was a little difficult to hear what was said on the phone.

"Then I said, what does breach mean? He couldn't explain. He didn't really know. While I was on the phone, my wife said it was already on the internet that I had been dismissed."

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