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Coleman: Laudrup Appointment A Shrewd Move

Coleman: Laudrup Appointment A Shrewd Move

Wales manager Chris Coleman has praised Swansea City for the appointment of Michael Laudrup, hailing it as a 'shrewd move' by the Premier League club.

Laudrup is expected to arrive in the city next Thursday to sign a two-year contract and to be officially unveiled in a club press conference.

Chairman Huw Jenkins has always wanted to continue the brand of football that the club have played since Roberto Martinez took over five years ago, and manager appointments have been crucial to sticking by their principles of attractive passing football.

Big changes to a team means success on the pitch takes time, and Jenkins understands that. The perfect example is former boss Brendan Rodgers, who was sacked by Reading just 7 months after getting the job. He tried to change their style of play but wasn't given enough time to do so, it was also the same for England boss Roy Hodgson at Liverpool.

Laudrup shouldn't have to make many changes to his new squad to suit him as he also likes to play an attractive passing style. I'm sure he'll make a few tweaks as well as sign some new players, as its very likely that we'll need to fill the holes left behind by loanee pair Steven Caulker and Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Coleman said:

'From a coaching point of view it's a shrewd move from Swansea and from Huw Jenkins,'

'He has done his homework. He's not going to bring in a manager who is going to change the philosophy.

'I hope he will have the same success as Brendan. I think Michael's style will complement Swansea's style.

'They are not going to want to change that because it has served them well and rightly so.

'It is a very foreign approach the way Swansea City play, a Spanish approach if you like. And I can see why they have gone for Michael.'



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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Saturday June 16 2012
Time: 2:14PM

Comments

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Bold move by Swansea, think it will be good for you, chuffed as it is hard losing good managers like you did this summer. Good luck.
The Fear
16/06/2012 14:19:00
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Us fans are used to us making bold moves for managers. Martinez - debut as a manager here, Sousa, and Rodgers who arrived after a bad spell at Reading.
KevinE
16/06/2012 22:52:00
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