Michael Laudrup
Laudrup has ruled out joining Tottenham.

Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup has become the latest candidate to rule himself out of replacing Andre Villas-Boas at Tottenham Hotspur.

Villas-Boas was sacked on Monday following the 5-0 defeat to Liverpool and Laudrup was among the contenders to take over after guiding the Swans to the League Cup last season, the club's first ever major trophy.

But Laudrup has denied any interest in taking the Tottenham role mid-way through the season, committing himself to Swansea for the immediate future.

"It's always flattering when others are talking about you," he said.

"Tottenham are a big club, but the only thing I will say is I would never leave a club in the middle of the season.

"I've never done that as a player and a manger and it won't happen in the future either."

Laudrup becomes the latest leading contenders to replace Villas-Boas to rule himself out of the running.

Guus Hiddink, due to take over the Dutch national team after the 2014 World Cup, and Frank de Boer have both denied interest in succeeding Villas-Boas at Tottenham while Jurgen Klinsman has also been ruled out after extending his contract with the United States until 2018.

The options are rapidly running out for Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy, who is searching for the eighth different manager of his 15-year tenure at White Hart Lane, while Fabio Capello, who was present for the loss to Liverpool last Sunday, has claimed no contact had been made.

Glenn Hoddle, the former Spurs boss, has been widely tipped for the role by club legends Gary Lineker and Ossie Ardiles but has been out of top flight management for seven years.

Current temporary boss Tim Sherwood took charge of the League Cup defeat to West Ham United and will lead Tottenham in the Premier League trip to Southampton on Sunday and has publically stated he wishes to be considered.