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After playing for a number of European giants outside of the Barclays Premier League in a glittering playing career, Michael Laudrup arrived in England’s top flight for the first time as Swansea City manager ahead of the 2012/13 season.
Laudrup amassed 104 international caps for Euro 1992 winners Denmark and won five consecutive La Liga titles with Spanish powerhouses Barcelona and Real Madrid in an illustrious career that also included spells with Juventus, Lazio and Ajax.
Laudrup, who was voted Denmark’s greatest ever player in 2006, got his first coaching role as assistant manager of the Danish national team in 2000. The Scandinavian side qualified for the FIFA 2002 World Cup and progressed to the knock-out stages of the tournament with Laudrup involved.
He took his first managerial role with Brondby after the World Cup and won the Danish league in 2005. Laudrup then took charge of Spanish side Getafe in 2006 and led the club to the 2008 Spanish Cup Final and UEFA Cup quarter-finals for the first time.
Roles at Spartak Moscow and Real Mallorca followed before he was given the opportunity to build on Swansea’s impressive 2011/12 season, their first in the Premier League, after previous manager Brendan Rogers was appointed as manager of Liverpool.
Swansea won their first ever major trophy in a fine debut season for Laudrup in England, as they beat Bradford City 5-0 in the League Cup Final at Wembley. He also guided the Welsh club to a top half finish in the league.
In the 2013/14 campaign, Laudrup led the Welsh side to the last 32 of the UEFA Europa League, before he was relieved of his duties as manager in February, with the club 12th in the Premier League table.