Five possible replacements for Laudrup at Swansea City, including Leeds United boss

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager, an Arsenal legend, the Nottingham Forest supremo and former captain Garry Monk also involved.

As Michael Laudrup is relieved of his duties in South Wales, we take a look at the potential replacements that could look to carry on the mantel that highly-rated coach Laudrup is guaranteed to leave behind. 

1) Brian McDermott

Sacked by Leeds United only to be reinstated as manager one day later, Brian McDermott could be a good choice for Swansea City who will be looking to keep playing the same attractive style of football that has become accustomed to the Welsh side. The former Reading manager admitted in a press conference yesterday that he couldn't guarantee his future, even over the next couple of days. When asked if he would be in charge of the Leeds United side when they play Yeovil, he couldn't give a decisive comment and could be open to the relative stability that a new job entails. 

2) Glenn Hoddle

Former Tottenham Hotspur boss has been installed as an early favourite, perhaps owing to his keenness on attractive flowing football. Hoddle has been out of the game for the best part of a decade, but was even recently linked with a return to his former side and it's thought he would welcome a return to management. The former England boss is renowned as one of the best coaches the country has produced in recent years, and Swansea's set up could provide him a stable platform from which to re-invent his management career.

3) Billy Davies

Recently linked with the West Ham job, Billy Davies is yet to really manage in the Premier League after lasting just a few months at Derby County during their unforgettable record-breaking Premier League season in 2007/2008. Although he is reportedly eager to prove himself at the top level after that dismal season, he could wait to see the outcome of Nottingham Forest's promotion push before accepting a ready made job in the Premier League.

4) Dennis Bergkamp

One of the most exciting gambles the club could possibly take is the Ajax assistant manager and Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp. The 44-year-old is widely renowned as arguably the most stylish player ever to grace the Premier League and every up-and-coming job that comes up seems to have his named linked to it. Swansea City's style would suit the kind of football we all envisage the Dutch international to encourage and he is reportedly keen to test himself in England - it seems like the perfect fit. 

5) Garry Monk

Hot favourite for the job at the Liberty stadium is long term captain and fan favourite Garry Monk. Although on the outside looking in, the appointment would seem a strange one, it's impossible to predict how the 34-year-old would take to management. In his ninth season at the club, it's fair to say that he has been a huge part of the club's historic rise to the top flight. He was signed in the summer of 2004 from Barnsley when the club was just in League Two, after overseeing three promotions he has made 27 Premier League appearances for the club, but none so far this year. He maybe too inexperienced for a role in the Premier League but he could also turn out to be an inspired choice - it's anyone's guess. 

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