Swansea manager Michael Laudrup has pledged his future to the club amid speculation that he might be headed for the exit.
Speaking to The South Wales Evening Post the Dane insisted that he is commited to the club and that any incoming players can be assured that he’s not going anywhere. Although Laudrup has now publicly commited to the club it’s well known that there is an uncomfortable atmosphere within the club as he has disagreed with the club chairman Huw Jenkins bout the amount of money available to him for summer signings.
Clearly frustrated by a lack of transfer activity Laudrup commented: “I have always said that my intention was, and is, to stay at the club.
“I think all the speculation regarding my future is due to the fact that there hasn’t been any good news since we played our last game three weeks ago. We all need some good news.
“I had hoped for some signings at this stage but I think this is a question to ask to the chairman and the board.
“They have all the names of the possible players for our team and all the players, except one, are in Swansea’s level when we talk about transfer and salary.
“It is almost three weeks since we played the last game and everyone is looking forward to receiving some news regarding new players.
“Instead people can read in different papers and media that there are bigger and bigger problems with me, the chairman, the board, my agent or players who will not join Swansea because they are not sure that I will stay.”
Having seriously overachieved in the Premier League last year in coming ninth, the Swans also went on to claim the League Cup against Bradford City. This was Swansea’s first taste of major silverware and Michael Laudrup will now need to dip into the transfer market to bolster his squad in preparation for the additional European games next season. Whether he gets the funds for it or not is another argument.