Williams hopes Swans stick together

Defender Ashley Williams admits Swansea could still run the risk of losing manager Michael Laudrup.

Last Updated: 11/03/13 at 09:06 Post Comment   

Ashley Williams: Hoping squad stays together

Ashley Williams: Hoping squad stays together

Williams was delighted to see the Dane sign a one-year contract extension ahead of the weekend defeat at West Brom.

He hopes Laudrup and the current squad can remain together to take the Swans to the next level as they have already avoided the so-called 'second season syndrome' that has affected promoted Barclays Premier League clubs in the past.

But Williams also knows Laudrup could still receive a tempting offer from another club despite committing himself to the Swans until the end of the 2014-15 campaign.

He said: "We're pleased the gaffer signed the contract. We've enjoyed the season working with him. He's been linked to other teams which shows he's doing his job properly. That's normal.

"He signed a new contract and I don't think any of us knew he was going to do that. It was a nice surprise.

"Can we keep the squad together? Hopefully. We've got a good squad here, we get on really well, we enjoy playing.

"I can't speak for other people or for the future because it's football.

"We all know the gaffer could get an offer he feels he wants and the club want to take it. You never know what could happen. It's important we all try hard to stick together."

Williams added: "Is this the stability we need now? I think so. When we first got promoted, we just wanted to survive.

"There was second season syndrome where you just want to survive.

"Then we're going to try and establish ourselves as a Premier League club.

"We have a good manager and a good club, the infrastructure's looking sound. We never looked at survival as such, we always knew we wanted to stay in the Premier League."

Williams admits Laudrup is a man of few words but has made a big impact with the Capital One Cup winners.

He said: "He doesn't talk much at all! He's very laid back and that shows in how well we all get on and how relaxed the atmosphere is.

"We've all enjoyed working with him. It's a bit different to what we're used to but we've embraced it. He gets his point across."


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet & £5 free every week


Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e was right to leave, but not just because of the money City were coming into. If I remember rightly he had a reasonable amount of chances to shine at City, but he never passed the bloody ball. Loads of aimless dribbles and 40 yard shots and not much else. I would say that if he had learnt to be a bit more of a team player he may have done better at City.

bright and edgy
Sturridge: Right to leave City

O

h! And.... has it gone in!?' Well John, it is quite literally your job to tell me, so stop phrasing it as a question.

ajsr1982
Eye On The Experts: John Motson

M

an who resembles bond villain complains about spies ....brillliant

mrjackson
Palace deny spying accusation

Footer 365

Premier League: Peter Whittingham refusing to give up on Cardiff's survival bid

Peter Whittingham believes there is still all to play for as Cardiff City scrap to secure their Premier League status.

Premier League: David de Gea wants European football at Manchester United

David de Gea says Man United are determined to ensure that they will be competing in European competition next season.

Premier League: Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini stands by selection

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini insists he has no regrets about starting Vincent Kompany at Liverpool on Sunday.

Mail Box

Worried Liverpool Will Become A Selling Club

Liverpool fans in the mailbox are not too worried about sour grapes from United supporters, but one admits he's scared the Reds could end up selling their best players...

United Should Have Gone For Bruce And Hughes

A mailbox asking why United did not go for two old boys over Moyes, what Wenger's targets were for the season and whether he's had a better season than Pellegrini..?

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property