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 former Barcelona midfielder did a fine job with Swansea and even led the club to their first ever title in the form of a League Cup. Even though he did not last long after the success, Laudrup is seen as a perfect fit for West Ham by the club owners David Sullivan and David Gold. The former Danish midfielder, though, rejected those interests by terming West Ham as a mid-table club. It remains to be seen if Laudrup will be taken into consideration by the elite clubs, as he has only had limited success as a manager at the likes of Getafe and Swansea.
Laudrup is currently in charge of Qatari outfit Lekhwiya."I am in the process of renewing (my contract) with Lekhwiya, they want me here. I will decide it in two weeks.I am not going to accept an offer from a mid-table club in England or Spain.They are experiences that I have already lived and, at this stage of my life as a coach, I look for new things.If a big club comes, I will not say no to them, but I would like to try (coaching) in the United States if not given the opportunity,” said Laudrup.