Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 5/19/13
Swansea midfielder Leon Britton is hopeful that Michael Laudrup can be persuaded to stay at the club for the long term. Laudrup has enjoyed a fine season in charge of the Swans and guided the club to their first major trophy as they won the Capital One Cup in February. The Dane has been linked with a host of big jobs across Europe in recent months and while Britton understands why he hopes Laudrup does not leave like Brendan Rodgers did last summer. "Michael has been fantastic," Britton told the Sunday Express. "He trusts the players to do their jobs and his signings have been brilliant - especially Michu, Chico and Jonathan de Guzman - and we've had a brilliant season. I just hope we can keep him. "All the managers have done a good job at the club and moved on. It's no surprise to see Michael linked with a number of jobs, not just here but even in European football. "But hopefully we can keep him. Continuity is very good and I'm sure he wants to build on our success in the Eu...
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