Laudrup has 'no intention' of becoming new QPR boss despite being odds-on favourite

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Former Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup says he wants to stay with Qatari side Lekhwiya.

Queens Park Rangers are still on the lookout for a new manager after Harry Redknapp's resignation last week.

Caretaker boss Chris Ramsey suffered a cruel 1-0 defeat to Southampton on Saturday, but bounced back on Tuesday night to guide the R's to a 2-0 win at Sunderland - their first away win of the season.

Ramsey may not land the permanent role, but with Tim Sherwood reportedly out of the running over alleged demands about the transfer budget at Loftus Road, according to The Guardian, the search continues for owner Tony Fernandes.

Fernandes tweeted yesterday that he had found his 'perfect manager', which sparked rumours that former Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup would be returning to the Premier League.

The Dane, 50, had a sensational playing career, establishing himself as one of the finest playmakers in the world during spells with Barcelona and Real Madrid during the 80's and 90's.

As a manager, he's had a fairly nomadic career; spells with Brondby, Getafe, Spartak Moscow, Mallorca and Swansea City weren't particularly long-lasting, and now he's managing in Qatar with Lekhwiya.

The odds-on favourite with bookmakers last night, the 2013 Capital One Cup winner had been touted to make a move back to the Premier League, but told Danish newspaper Jyllands Posten that he isn't interested in leaving Lekhwiya, even for an international post such as with Japan.

"It is always positive to be linked with big jobs and taking over one of the biggest teams in Asia [Japan] or QPR are big jobs," he said.

"But, having said that, I would also like to say that I have no intention to leave Lekhwiya at the moment. We are top of the league and are starting the group phase of the Champions League in two weeks," added Laudrup.

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