Michael Laudrup
Michael LaudrupReuters

Swansea midfielder Jose Alberto Canas has expressed his surprise about Michael Laudrup's sacking, claiming none of the players was expecting to seeing the Danish boss leave before the end of the season.

The Welsh club confirmed last week that their manager had been released from his post following a poor run of form which left the club 12th in the Premier League table, just two points off relegation.

Asked in an interview with Spanish radio station Cadena Ser what he thinks about Laudrup's dismissal, Canas said: "I am little bit surprised because nobody was expecting his sacking.

"Something have must happened because is a very weird situation. It is strange that a club suddenly sacks a manager without previous speculation but this things happen in football. It is what has happened and we can not do anything about that. I guess that Laudrup has also been surprised about that."

After winning only one of their previous 10 Premier League matches under Laudrup, Canas's teammate Garry Monk took the team to face Cardiff in the South Wales derby last Saturday. Swansea got a 3-0 victory to rise to 10th place in the Premier League table.

"It is also shocking having Monk as a manager because when I came here just five months ago he was another teammate"

Laudrup, who led the Swans to Capital One Cup victory last season, recently expressed his disappointment about how Swansea sacked him without giving him any explanation, and revealed that he was planning to take legal action against as the club did not even allow him to say goodbye to his former players.