Found July 18, 2013 on Fox Soccer:
PLAYERS: Michael Laudrup
Michael Laudrup has revealed he turned down the chance to manage a Champions League club to stay at Swansea. The Dane's future has been a hot topic after an impressive debut season in which he masterminded a ninth-placed finish and Capital One Cup glory - the first major trophy in the club's history. Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco were reported summer suitors but though Laudrup refused to talk specifics, he admitted he had rejected high-profile approaches to stay in south Wales for at least another season. "I've never been close to leaving because I said I would stay this season; it's important to us," Laudrup told Sky Sports News. "We still have to consolidate this team, this club and a promise is a promise - that's why I'm here. "Yes, it's true, there were some approaches from big clubs as well, even from Champions League clubs, but I said I was going to stay here." Laudrup had warned Swansea chiefs the club would have to ...

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