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Danish manager has no interest in Newcastle or West Ham

6 years ago

Michael Laudrup has been linked with both the Newcastle and West Ham jobs but has made clear he has no interest in either.

In his first season as manager of Lekhwiya he has helped them retain the Qatar Stars League title and now they are involved with matches in the AFC Champions League.

Laudrup only signed a one year contract last summer and is currently in the process of talking about a new deal.

He hasn’t ruled out a move elsewhere but has stated that he isn’t interested in a mid-table job (which NUFC couldn’t even claim to offer at the minute) in England or Spain having already tried that with Mallorca, Getafe and Swansea.

Michael Laudrup brought the Swans their first ever trophy with League Cup glory in 2013, only to be then sacked the following February with Swansea only two points off the relegation zone and rumours of unrest within the club with the manager.

If the former Danish international doesn’t stay in Qatar then he says his preference is a job at a ‘big club’ in one of the major European leagues, or failing that, a club in America.

Speaking to Spanish sports newspaper Marca, Michael Laudrup said:

“It is a time when many rumours appear but there’s nothing concrete. I’m in the process of renewing my contract at Lekhwiya and they want me here.

“I will decide it (his future) in two weeks but I am not going to accept an offer from a mid-table club in England or Spain.

If a big club..:

“They are experiences which I have already lived and at this stage of my coaching life, I look for new things.

“If a big club comes for me then I will not say no to them but I’d like to try the United States if not  given the opportunity (at a big European club).”


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