Michael Laudrup
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Michael Laudrup has expressed his disappointment about how Swansea sacked him last Tuesday without giving him any explanation, and has revealed that he is planning to take legal action against the club.

Swansea sacked the Danish manager following a poor run of form which has left the club just two points off the relegation and put captain Garry Monk in charge.

In an statement quoted by the League Managers Asocciation, Laudrup said: "I am deeply disappointed to have been dismissed as manager of Swansea City.

"In particular, the manner in which it happened and the actions the club has taken since notifying me in the briefest of letters which gave no reasons why such hasty and final action was deemed necessary.

"I am, of course taking legal advice and the LMA have already written to the club asking for a proper explanation as to why I was summarily dismissed.

"Until we receive the response I am unable to say any more about the termination but I do want to take this early opportunity to thank the Swansea City fans for their continued support and say it has been an honour to manage this great football club."

According to Laudrup, Swansea have not even allowed him to say goodbye to his former players.

"The club has informed me that I cannot visit the training ground to say my farewells to the players so I do that now through this statement.

"The players have been fantastic and their contribution under the very professional guidance of my coaching staff has been absolutely fundamental to the club's recent successes. Three members of my staff have also been dismissed."

The Dane replaced current Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers in June 2012 and led the Swans to an historic campaign in his debut season, winning the Capital One Cup and finishing in 9th in the Premier League.

"'Of course the obvious highlight during my time in charge was leading Swansea to the first major trophy in the club's history in winning the Capital One Cup at Wembley resulting in European qualification.

"In addition, our 9th place in the Barclays Premier League was our highest finish in 31 years and the second highest in the club's 102-year history which again is something which fills me with pride.

"This season we have all enjoyed the memorable journey in the Europa League where the team will soon face Napoli in the last 32 of the competition."

Swansea are currently 12th in the table, just two points clear of the drop zone, after winning only one of their last 10 Premier League matches.

"Whilst league results have been disappointing of late, we are still 12th in the table and it is there for all to see the fine margins in the league this season in terms of points that separate 11 clubs" Laudrup continued.

"Although we have been unfortunate with injuries, I believe our league form would have improved and that we would have benefited from the forthcoming Europa League and FA Cup matches.

"I wish the club the very best for the future and for the rest of the season in the Barclays Premier League, Europa League and The FA Cup."