It has become apparent that recently dismissed Swansea manager Michael Laudrup, is still awaiting clarification from the club’s board regarding the reasons behind his sacking on Tuesday, February 4th.
Laudrup confirmed in a released statement through the League Manager’s Association (LMA) that he is looking into possible legal action, and emphasised his disappointment at his sacking. In the statement, Laudrup questions the ‘hasty’ nature of his axing, and he apparently is unable to return to the club to say his farewells, which he subsequently voices later on in the statement.
Since parting company with Laudrup, the club has installed club captain Gary Monk as the teams head coach for the foreseeable future, a man who has no prior experience at management level.
Yet Swansea have chosen him as the man to steer Swansea clear from potential relegation woes, with the team sitting 12th in the Premier League table with 24 points. They host rivals Cardiff on Saturday, a must-not-lose encounter if they are to keep their Welsh counterpart and relegation competitor at bay.
To the neutral, it appears a strange choice to sack a manager, who after last season’s triumphs, was held in high regards by the fans and were competing in European competition for the first time in their history. But with only 6 league wins all season, the fans and the board’s patience have been thoroughly tested and this poor run of form has subsequently cost him his job.