Michael Laudrup vows to stay at Swansea despite transfer rift with chairman
Staying put: Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup
Michael Laudrup’s agent has reassured fans the Swansea manager is staying with the Capital One Cup winners despite a conflict with chairman Huw Jenkins over the club’s transfer policy.
Laudrup guided the Swans to ninth place in the Premier League in his first season in charge at the Liberty Stadium but fears he will not be backed in the summer transfer market and is worried he will miss out on key targets.
The Dane’s representative Bayram Tutumlu has revealed, however, that Laudrup has pledged to remain in his current position.
‘Michael Laudrup is going to stay at Swansea City because he promised the players that he was going to stay,’ Tutumlu said on Twitter.
‘For Michael Laudrup, his word is more important than other things.’
Laudrup is concerned, though, that Swansea will not be aggressive enough in their attempts to sign a couple of quality strikers now the transfer window has opened.
He fears missing out on Wigan forward Arouna Kone and Chelsea finisher Romelu Lukaku, who enjoyed a successful loan spell at West Brom last season, while Borussia Dortmund are favourites to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from St Etienne.