Michael Laudrup quotes Bob Dylan as he is appointed manager of Qatari club Lekhwiya

Danish manager left Swansea in February

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."