Laudrup to return to management? World Cup side reportedly knocking

Greece players celebrate

Laudrup was sacked by Swansea City in February, but could return on the international scene

Michael Laudrup is set to return to management after this summer’s World Cup, with the Greece national side reportedly eyeing his services.

Laudrup was sacked as manager of Swansea City in February, despite having led them to their first ever major trophy win and guiding the Jacks to Europe. The Dane steered the club to a League Cup win at Wembley in the 2012/13 season, and qualified for the Europa League this season.

Swansea’s Premier League decline was thought to be the main reason behind his dismissal from owner Huw Jenkins, with the sacking coming as a shock to the football world.

Laudrup had big shoes to fill when he joined at the Liberty Stadium, after the success of Brendan Rodger’s reign that saw the club promoted to the Premier League. But the 49-year-old reinvented Swansea’s playing style, and they became one of the most attractive teams to watch in the top-flight with their high-tempo possession game.

The former Barcelona player turned manager could now be on the brink of returning to management, this time on the international stage.

World Cup bound Greece are supposedly eyeing up Laudrup as a replacement for their manager Fernando Santos following this summer’s tournament. Greece are in a competitive group featuring Colombia, Japan and the Ivory Coast in Brazil, but have surprised in the past having gone on to win the European Championships in 2004.

Laudrup is no stranger to international football, having appeared over 100 times for Denmark as a player, he then went on to be their assistant coach for two years between 2000-2002.

It remains to be seen whether the Greece job would attract Laudrup, or if he would prefer to return to club management. His name has been linked with the likes of Spanish giants Barcelona in the past, a job that is unlikely to come calling following his disappointing Swansea exit.

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