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Dane Laudrup takes over at Swansea City

sports Updated: Jun 16, 2012 00:39 IST
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Swansea City appointed former Denmark international and Barcelona great Michael Laudrup as their manager on Friday in what they hoped would prove a perfect fit for the 'Barcelona of Welsh football'.

The Premier League club said in a statement that Laudrup, who won four titles in a row with Barcelona and was also acclaimed as Denmark's best ever player, had signed a two-year deal.

Swansea's style last season paid tribute to a Barca side widely hailed as the best in the world and the Dane, who is expected to start work towards the end of next week, will keep up that tradition.

"Everyone knows the style of football Swansea play and it suits my way of thinking," said Laudrup, who has been working in Spain as a television pundit alongside former Swansea, Real Madrid and Wales manager John Toshack.

"It's going to be a new experience for me and I'm really looking forward to it," he told the club website.