The Liberty Stadium

Next Game

Swansea v Hull City

Saturday, 04 April 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Villa Park

Last Game

A Villa 0 - 1 Swansea

Saturday, 21 March 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Laudrup in Swansea warning

Michael Laudrup has warned Swansea he will not be able to eclipse last season's achievements without major investment.

Last Updated: 29/05/13 at 12:02 Post Comment

Michael Laudrup: Fears Swansea will have a tough task repeating this year's

Michael Laudrup: Fears Swansea will have a tough task repeating this year's

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Laudrup was a resounding success in his first season at the Liberty Stadium, guiding the club to ninth in the Premier League - their highest finish since 1982 - and delivering League Cup glory that secured European football.

The Dane signed a one-year contract extension in March which ties him to the club until summer 2015 but only after being assured of money to strengthen his squad ahead of a maiden Europa League campaign.

But without significant funding, the 48-year-old reckons last term was as good as it gets.

"Unless we find a couple of hundred million pounds I think last season we achieved nearly the maximum we can in terms of the table," Laudrup said.

"There are always things you can improve but there are not many higher positions we can look at.

"Even consolidating is going to be very difficult.

"Some of the teams below us this season will invest heavily: West Ham, Newcastle, Aston Villa. They are huge clubs who want to take the place where we are right now."

Laudrup's agent, Bayram Tutumulu, has claimed the former Denmark captain snubbed several job offers to stay in South Wales but is confident a high-profile club will soon come calling.

"Michael Laudrup, just now, is very happy at Swansea City. Of course Michael has had offers from elsewhere," Tutumulu said this week.

"Other teams can wait one or two years. We know Michael is going to train the big teams but this is not the moment."

Tutumlu also claims the ex-Real Madrid and Barcelona star can attract exciting new signings such as Jose Canas, who will join on a free transfer on July 1.

Tutumlu said: "Canas from Real Betis - one Premier League team have offered him double his salary. And you know what the boy tells them? He tells them, 'No, I want to go to Swansea City'.

"Players have other teams offering them more money but they prefer to come to the team of Michael Laudrup."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

hould have stayed because we carried him for 6.5 years. And then he has a breakthrough season, and was gone soon after. MU fans, you would be as disgusted had C Ronaldo left in 2007 and not 2009.

godof86
Is Van Persie Slipping Sadly Into The Night?

G

ood grief. Someone guessed that the form English player at the moment might be in his national side with some other players? And that's espionage? Now if they discovered that Emile Heskey was going to be in the starting line up.... at right back.... THAT would be espionage. Give it a rest Roy.

RogerRedHat
Hodgson hits out at Kane leak

H

e may get away with if Liverpool can swap the video with one of Skrtel dancing or something, but if they review the one shown on TV he's screwed.

hump3.
Skrtel denies violent conduct

Footer 365

Scholes: Bale 'perfect' for United

Paul Scholes says Gareth Bale would be "a natural fit" for Manchester United and believes the winger could have the same impact as Eric Cantona.

Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio suffers anterior cruciate ligament damage

Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering knee ligament damage.

Mark Hughes signs new contract with Stoke City to summer 2019

Stoke manager Mark Hughes has signed a new contract with the club which runs until the summer of 2019.

Mail Box

Where's The Love For Walcott?

Theo Walcott is wanted by neither Arsenal or Liverpool fans in the afternoon Mailbox. Also, some good points on the FA skewed priorities, and glorious geekery...

Ripe Robin Still Has A Role To Play...

There is some support for the aging Robin van Perise in a frankly threadbare Mailbox. Also, more debate over homegrown players, with a suggestion of an import tax...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company