Laudrup walks out after Mallorca row

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Michael Laudrup is to step down as coach of Real Mallorca, the club said yesterday, after the Dane clashed with the board of directors.

A spokesman said Laudrup, who took charge in July 2010 and kept them up in La Liga last season, had expressed his desire to leave for the good of the team. Laudrup, one of the few players to feature for both Barcelona and Real Madrid had fallen out with director of football Lorenzo Serra Ferrer over lack of signings.