Roberto Mancini was heavily criticised for the way his signings during the January transfer window performed poorly. One of the more expensive names to arrive at the San Siro during January was Xherdan Shaqiri.
The former Bayern Munich winger was signed for around £ 13 million, but he is on the verge of rejoining the Bundesliga outfit after failing to deliver at Inter. Despite the disappointment, the club has continued to back its manager. Players like Geoffrey Kondogbia have been brought in for huge sums of money and they will have more pressure thanShaqiri had six months ago.
Former Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup has dismissed the interest from West Ham saying that he is not interested in taking over at a mid-table club in the la Liga or the Premier League.
After the departure of Sam Allardyce, West Ham are looking for a new manager. Unlike in the past, the club are looking to take advantage of their move to the Olympic stadium by signing a top manager with proven pedigree. Laudrup may not have the experience of managing a top club, but he is regarded as one of the finest midfielders to have played the game.
The 50 year old Danish manager Michael Laudrup was selected as the coach of Swansea City on June of 2012 and during this time, the Premier League club managed to reach milestones as there was a short period of time when Swansea City clinched the top spot of the Premier League and the club recorded record profits of around £14.2 million.
Former Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup says that he is being approached by the Japanese football Association in order to become their new national team coach.
Japan have a tradition of appointing foreign managers and after their recent poor performance in the World Cup 2014, it appears that they are keen to make some changes at the top. Laudrup is currently out of work after having left Swansea last season. Regarded as one of the iconic players of all-time, the former Barcelona midfielder has had a lot of success at some of his previous clubs like Swansea and Getafe.
Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling says that the club will be boosted significantly upon the return of striker Daniel Sturridge.
The England international has been a major absentee this campaign. He has featured in only three Premier League matches, as he has been troubled with a succession of injuries. In his absence, manager Brendan Rodgers has had no other option but to start with Mario Balotelli, who has been a major disappointment since a £ 16 million transfer from AC Milan in the summer. The Italian is yet to score his first league goal in more than 10 attempts.
Former Barcelona star Michael Laudrup recently took over at Qatari outfit Lekhwiya after being sacked from his role at Swansea last season.
Ki Sung-Yeung was on the scoresheet against Manchester United on the opening day of the season to help Swansea to a shock victory. The 2-1 win over Louis van Gaal’s team meant that Swansea had taken the first win over United away from home. Even though United have a lot of the ball, Swansea were much more clinical information. They scored a goal in either half to inflict this shock result. South Korea’s Ki Sung-Yeung was one of the scorers. A brilliant, calm, and composed finish helped Swansea take the lead in the first half.
Former Swansea manager Michael Laudrup was recently announced that the new manager of Lekhwiya. The club from Qatar has become a surprise destination for the former Barcelona player. After doing extremely well in his two jobs at Getafe and Swansea, it would have been normal if he had moved to a regular been one of the top leagues in the world. However, he has now chosen to go to the Middle East where standards of football are extremely low especially in comparison with the Premier league.
Swansea defender Alan Tate has revealed details about dressing room bust ups and being stripped of captaincy by former manager Michael Laudrup. This comments have infuriated Michael Laudrup’s agent Bayram Tutumlu, who has reacted angrily by suggesting that the player should keep his mouth shut. Tate was the captain of Swansea prior to the arrival of Laudrup. The former Barcelona midfielder made Ashley Williams as his captain. Tate has now revealed that the captaincy was stripped away from his hands without prior intimation. He also stated that his relationship with Laudrup was never good.
Michael Laudrup was sacked from his position in Swansea City and the Premier League club has now elected to go with Garry Monk as their head coach. The former defender stated that he is prepared for his first job in charge of a team.
'I think the bottom line is, out of all the advice I have had, the most important bit is that they have just said be yourself, don't try and be something else. For me it has to be that way. You have to learn from what you have done, and that is what I am going to do’’.