Michael Laudrup quotes Bob Dylan as he is appointed manager of Qatari club Lekhwiya
Danish manager left Swansea in February
Tuesday 01 July 2014
Michael Laudrup has been appointed as the new manager of Qatari club, Lekhwiya.
The Dane was sacked by Swansea in February, just a year after leading them to League Cup glory, and has been out of work since.
Doha-based outfit Lekhwiya are the current champions of Qatar, previously coached by Belgian Eric Gerets, and have announced on their club website that Laudrup's contract details will be released at a later date.
Laudrup, who played for both Barcelona and Real Madrid, admitted he may look for a challenge beyond football management when his deal with Lekhwiya expires.
He told Danish newspaper Politiken: "I'm now entering my final phase as a coach.
"Although whether Lekhwiya will be my final or penultimate club I can't say.
"And I don't know either whether this phase while last two, three of four years. The answer is blowing in the wind."
Latest in Sport
Loic Remy to Liverpool: Striker undergoes medical in Boston ahead of £8.5m move
Commonwealth Games 2014 Opening Ceremony: Ewan McGregor launches Unicef charity fundraiser, making £2.5m in one night
Manchester United transfer news: Arturo Vidal subject of £39m bid - reports
Transfer analysis: Sami Khedira, Isco and Angel di Maria among Real Madrid players up for grabs this summer
Louis van Gaal gets tough with Manchester United players, with Darren Fletcher and Luke Shaw berated in public and Phil Jones left looking bemused
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Vladimir Putin is given 'one last chance' to end hostilities in Ukraine
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: victims’ bodies bundled in black bags and loaded onto trains