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Further Laudrup support sees him odds-on to land Swansea job

| 08.06.2012

With managerial vacancies being tied up across the board in the Premier League, the Swansea job is the only one which remains, with Michael Laudrup 8/11 favourite to land the post.

Laudrup has been prominent in the betting for the job over the course of this week, since Swans chairman Huw Jenkins outlined that he was scouring the continent in search of a new boss.

His price has been slashed to such an extent now though, that he would appear primed to be appointed as Brendan Rodgers’ successor sooner rather than later.

A penchant for aesthetically pleasing football has made Laudrup an appealing candidate for Jenkins, and impressive stints in charge of Brondby and Getafe in particular also stand him in good stead to land the role.

He previously shared favouritism with Dennis Bergkamp for the job earlier in the week, but the Ajax assistant’s reluctance to take on a role as manager has seen him pushed out to 6/1 in the betting.

In light of this, Laudrup seems an appealing bet to take charge at the Liberty Stadium, and end a year-long hiatus from management since resigning after keeping Mallorca in La Liga a season ago.

The 47-year-old Dane, widely renowned as one of the finest players of his generation amidst stints with Barcelona and Real Madrid, has previously admitted a will to manage in the Premier League, and his chance could now come with the Swans.

He propels past Wigan coach Graeme Jones in the betting, who has drifted massively from odds-on out to 7/2, following unsuccessful talks with Jenkins in the immediate aftermath of Rodgers’ departure from the Welsh club.

Ian Holloway comes next at 4/1 meanwhile, though repeated declarations of happiness in his current role at Blackpool will deter some punters from backing him.

With a philosophy similar to Rodgers though, and an impressive track record in management so far, Laudrup would likely prove a popular appointment at Swansea, and looks well worth investment at 8/11 to secure the job.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



John Klee