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Could Laudrup go from Swansea to Inter?

Inter boss Walter Mazzarri's job is under threat and Swansea manager Michael Laudrup is being touted as a possible successor.

A 3-1 defeat in the Derby d'Italia has intensified the gloom surrounding Inter's season and coach Walter Mazzarri may not get many more chances to turn things around.

The Nerazzurri began the campaign expecting to challenge for the Scudetto, but they are now a staggering 26 points off Juventus' blistering pace.

Sitting in sixth place, Inter face a tough battle even to qualify for next season's Champions League and new owner Erik Thohir has admitted his disappointment at the way things are headed.

According to Calciomercato.com, Mazzarri is living on borrowed time after five points in seven games and could be replaced unless he can deliver wins against both Sassuolo and Fiorentina.

The website claims that the dream is to bring in Diego Simeone, who has masterminded Atletico Madrid's rise to the top in Spain, but that seems extremely unlikely to happen.

Italian national team boss Cesare Prandelli could be a possibility after the World Cup as he has suggested he may look for a return to the club game.

Ajax manager Frank De Boer is also said to be a target as well as Swansea's Michael Laudrup.

Laudrup isn't having the best of times in South Wales and there are widespread suggestions that he could be axed after disappointing recent results.

The Danish tactician delivered the first major trophy in Swansea's 100-year history when he lifted the League Cup, but things have been bleak this season.

Nonetheless, Laudrup's style of play, plus his knowledge of the Italian game having played for Lazio and Juventus could make him a good target.

Should Swansea sack Laudrup it's possible that Mazzarri may be given his marching orders too in order to make a swift replacement, but Thohir is likely to try and wait until the summer before making any big changes.

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