Date:Saturday June 16 2012
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.
'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.'
Date:Saturday June 16 2012
'Tactically a Very Difficult Game To Get Through' (Saturday April 18 2015)
Monk Not Happy As Swans Outfought At Leicester (Saturday April 18 2015)
Pearson's Thoughts on Swansea City (Friday April 17 2015)
Pre-Match Talking Points: Leicester City (a) (Friday April 17 2015)
The Swansea City FC Walking Wounded List (Friday April 17 2015)
Formations & Tactic Choices vs Leicester City (Thursday April 16 2015)
Gomis Injury Blow - Striker Out for 4 Weeks (Thursday April 16 2015)
Swansea Favourites To Sign Left Back On a Free? (Wednesday April 15 2015)
Swansea Offer £50k Wage To Striker Ayew? (Monday April 13 2015)
Rate The Players: Swansea City 1-1 Everton (Saturday April 11 2015)
|10. West Ham||32||11||10||11||2||43|
|11. Crystal Palace||33||11||9||13||-3||42|
|Palace 0-2 West Brom - Prem
» Crystal Palace : 19/04/2015 11:31:01
|Some random thoughts to argue over
» Chelsea : 19/04/2015 11:28:01
|Everton 1-0 Burnley - Prem
» Burnley : 19/04/2015 10:53:01
|So What If We Parked the Bus!
» Chelsea : 19/04/2015 10:42:00
|Van Gaal - Best Performance of the Season!
» Man Utd : 19/04/2015 10:30:01