Michael Laudrup: New Barcelona Boss? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
English Premiership side Swansea City are bracing themselves for the news that the club and their supporters have feared for some time – the inevitable loss of their 49-year old manager Michael Laudrup to a top club.
For Laudrup, it is rumoured, is being considered by Spanish giants Barcelona as a replacement for Tito Vilanova who resigned on Friday.
Laudrup had a great impact on English football last season, leading Swansea to a highly impressive 9th place in the Premiership. He received great acclaim for his astute £2m purchase of Spanish midfielder Michu from La Liga side Rayo Vallecano. Michu, in both midfield and attacking roles, scored an amazing 18 goals in 35 Premier League matches. He was heralded as the best Premiership signing of the season. Under Laudrup, Swansea qualified for the 2013-14 Europa Cup after winning the Capital One Cup. En route to the final, the Swans earned a memorable 2-0 aggrega...