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City sacks manager

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Swansea City has sacked its Danish manager Michael Laudrup with the team two points above the Premier League relegation zone, the Welsh club said in a statement on Wednesday.

"It is a decision we have taken reluctantly," Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins said in a statement on Wednesday.

"But it's a decision made in the best interests of Swansea City Football Club and our supporters.

"It is the first time in nearly 10 years that the club has parted with a manager in this way, but we had to remove the constant uncertainty surrounding the club and Michael's long-term future with us."

Swansea's 2-0 defeat at West Ham United at the weekend was its sixth in eight league games, a run which has left the Welsh side battling to avoid the drop as it prepares to host fellow strugglers and local rivals Cardiff City.

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