Former Real Madrid midfielder responds to West Ham speculation

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Former Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup is reportedly a candidate for the West Ham United job.

Former Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup has been quoted as saying by Skysports.com that he is not interested in the West Ham United job.

According to a report in WalesOnline last week, Laudrup is a candidate to succeed Sam Allardyce at the London club in the summer.

Allardyce’s current contract with the Hammers runs out at the end of the season, and no new deal is in place.

However, Laudrup, who has Premier League experience, has said that he is not interested in managing West Ham.

“I am not going to accept an offer from a mid-table club in England or Spain,” the current Lekhwiya manager is quoted as saying by Skysports.com. “They are experiences that I have already lived and, at this stage of my life as a coach, I look for new things.

“If a big club comes [calling], I will not say no to them, but I would like to try [coaching] in the United States if not given the opportunity.”

While the former Real Madrid midfielder does not explicitly mention West Ham, it seems clear from his comments that he considers the Hammers a “mid-table club”.

West Ham are indeed a “mid-table club” in the Premier League, but they are hugely ambitious and have plans of playing in Europe in the coming years.

Laudrup did well during his time at Swansea and would probably be a good fit for West Ham, but since he does not want the job, it does not make any sense for the Hammers to make a move for him.

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