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Very rarely does a brilliant footballer develop into a brilliant coach. Michael Laudrup may well prove to be one of the exceptions.
Swansea is dreading the propsect of a top club snapping up the Denmark great, whose seamless adaption to life in the Premier League has enhanced his reputation as one of Europe's brightest young managers.
But for now, the Welsh club is treasuring every moment with the former Real Madrid and Barcelona playmaker who has guided Swansea into Sunday's League Cup final and on the brink of a first major trophy in its history.
Laudrup, recently linked with Madrid and Chelsea, says ''it's not the moment to talk about the future - we're days away from one of the biggest games in the history of this club.''
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Michael Laudrup has no burning ambition to use his Swansea success as a stepping stone to a bigger job in management.
The Dane can deliver the club's first major trophy - and European football for next season - with victory over League Two Bradford in Sunday afternoon's Capital One Cup final at Wembley.
Swansea are also set fair for a top-half finish in the Premier League...
The first real major trophy of the season will be won this Sunday. The League Cup final takes place at Wembley Stadium and features two teams you might not necessarily have thought stood a chance of getting this far: fast-rising Premier League side Swansea City and League Two underachievers Bradford City.
Swans are flying
This season has been a success so far for Swansea. Despite...
Having dispatched three Premier League teams on a fairytale march to Wembley, Bradford must beat another on Sunday if the fourth-tier side is to win the League Cup and complete one of English football's most remarkable feats.
Bradford has achieved notoriety for all the wrong reasons in its recent past, with a fire at its stadium killing 56 fans in 1985 and the club twice entering...
Bradford City v Swansea Preview: The Swans to dismantle Bradford with ease - originally posted on Soccerlens.comBradford City v Swansea
2013 League Cup Final
Wembley Stadium, London, England
Sunday, 24 February, 2013
Referee: Kevin Friend
Bradford City have their work cut out if they are going to cause another upset and win the League Cup final against Swansea City this...