Michael Laudrup will remain with Swansea according to his agent Bayram Tutumlu
Swans boss set to continue his reign with the Welsh club despite dispute over transfer policy
Friday 14 June 2013
Michael Laudrup will stay with Swansea City according to his agent Bayram Tutumlu, who insists there is “no problem” between the two parties after a tumultuous week for the club.
It emerged that the Welsh side had severed ties with Tutumlu after a dispute over the club’s transfer policy, which led to doubts over the future of the Danish manager as he was linked with possible moves to Real Madrid and Paris Saint Germain.
But Laudrup has insisted his intention is to stay with the side, and Tutumlu has emphasised that the 48-year-old want to remain with the team that he led to League Cup glory this season.
“There is no problem with Michael Laudrup and Swansea City,” Tutumlu told the BBC. “He is staying. It is my problem, my problem with (Swansea chairman) Huw Jenkins.”
It is understood that the initial disagreement was over the amount of money made available in the transfer budget, with Laudrup keen on strengthening the side as they prepare for a European campaign as well as the fight for Premier League survival.
But the club were equally unhappy with Tutumlu’s desire to put forward his own list of transfer targets, and tensions reached a boiling point when the agent became involved in the potential sale of defender Ashley Williams to Arsenal.
Williams was a stalwart at the back in the Swans successful campaign this season, and the Wales captain signed a new three-year deal in October last year.
Laudrup indicated that he sees no reason why he should leave Swansea following the confrontation, and he has also made it clear that Tutumlu should continue as his agent having worked with him since his playing days at Barcelona.
Having joined the club last summer following the departure of Brendan Rodgers, Laudrup signed a contract in March this year that ties him to the club till 2015, and it seems he will remain in charge come the beginning of the new season.
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