Laudrup closes in on Swansea job

Michael Laudrup is thought to be the frontrunner for the vacant Swansea manager’s job, and will be unveiled later this week according to Sky Sports.

The Welsh side are looking for a new boss after Brendan Rodgers departed the Liberty Stadium to take over at Liverpool.

Wigan assistant Graeme Jones was initially the favourite to get the job, but talks with the Latics man broke down.

Since then the likes of Gus Poyet and Ian Holloway have been speculated as potential candidates, whilst it is believed that Marcel Desailly turned the job down.

However, Laudrup has met with the Premier League side and is now thought to be closing in on the role, with no other real contenders in the mix.

The Dane, who played for both Barcelona and Real Madrid in an illustrious playing career, has coached Getafe and Mallorca in La Liga and is set to be named Swans boss this week.

By Gareth McKnight