Sacking Swansea manager Michael Laudrup has not even been considered, claims Swans chairman Huh Jenkins
Jenkins believes 'there isn't
anything to discuss' when it comes to Laudrup's future at the Liberty Stadium despite their alarming drop in form
Monday 03 February 2014
Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins has dismissed rumours that he is considering sacking manager Michael Laudrup less than a year after the Dane led the club to the League Cup trophy and European qualification.
Laudrup’s future has been called into question following the Swans dismal league run of one win in their last 10 matches, with the latest result seeing them succumb to fellow strugglers West Ham 2-0 on Saturday afternoon.
They now sit just two points above the Hammers who sit 18th and therefore in the relegation zone, and despite the six-position gap between the two sides, Swansea have been on an alarming slide that has seen questions arise over Laudrup’s future in what is one of the tightest relegation battles ever seen.
Jenkins though dismissed any notion that the club have discussed the possibility of sacking Laudrup and suggests there is nothing to discuss.
“I haven't heard anything in reference to Michael and neither have we met, or discussed, or done anything about Michael,” said Jenkins.
“A couple of us did actually meet up on Sunday morning to have a cup of coffee like we normally do. That's as simple as it was. That's where the first rumour came from.
“It's difficult for me to say anything because there isn't anything to discuss.”
Jenkins’ main concern was the upcoming south Wales derby with Cardiff, with the Bluebirds sitting second from bottom but in the knowledge that a second victory over their fierce rivals this season would lift them level with Swansea.
“The bigger picture as always is winning a Premier League match and it so happens this week we are playing Cardiff,” said Jenkins. “Winning the match, I can assure you, is the most important thing for both teams.
“When you end up losing matches, when everything is so tight at the bottom of the Premier League, you get rumours and you get stories. We have had them for many weeks.
“If we win everything is fine. If we lose it's not.”
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