Michael Laudrup in the Frame to Become the Next Las Palmas Manager

Las Palmas have been one of the surprise packages in the 2016-17 La Liga season.

They were expected to struggle for much of the campaign, but Quique Setien has done an exceedingly good job this season. Yet, he has already his decision to step down from his role at the end of the campaign. Quique Setien is set to quit Las Palmas after falling out with the board over several differences. While this is a major disappointment for the club which is on the verge of a top-10 finish, the club have already begun looking at replacements.

One of the names being mentioned as a potential replacement for Quique Setien is Michael Laudrup, who has not been involved in top-level European football for the last couple of years. After leaving Swansea following an incredible successful spell in which he led the club to a first silverware in their history, Laudrup has been in charge of Middle East clubs over the last few years. He was initially appointed as the coach of Lekhwiya.

Now, he is in charge of Al-Rayyan. Yet, it is believed that the 52-year-old can be persuaded with a route back to European football. Coming back to Spanish football will also be huge motivation for the manager, who has been in charge of clubs like Getafe and Mallorca in the past.

However, Laudrup is not the only manager in the frame to get the Las Palmas job. It is believed that former Barcelona manager Frank Rijkaard is also a potential option. The 54-year-old ended his career as a manager back in 2014, but Las Palmas believe that they can persuade the Dutchman to return to management with an excellent project. After huge success as a player, both names have enjoyed successes as a manager with the Rijkaard going on to win the Champions League.