The 47-year-old emerged as the leading candidate to succeed Brendan Rodgers, who left the Liberty Stadium at the beginning of June to join Liverpool after the Merseyside club sacked Kenny Dalglish at the end of last season.
Despite a number of other candidates being linked with the role including Gus Poyet, Marcel Desailly and Ian Holloway, the club have today officially revealed Laudrups appointment.
After his playing career ended with Ajax, Laudrup became a coach at age 36 when he started serving as assistant coach for the Danish national team in 2000. I can remember the national team would play a 4–2–3–1 formation, depending on two fast wingers and with the aim to dominate games with a short-passing possession game, a style Laudrup has since used in his club managerial career and no doubt a major factor in Swansea’s interest in the Dane to take control of the Welsh Premier League Club. If anyone can carry on the ‘Swansalona’ philosophy it is Michael Laudrup.