Thursday, 6th February, 2014

Ex-Wales manager John Toshack admits he is surprised by Swansea's decision to sack Michael Laudrup.

The Danish tactician was removed from his post earlier this week, despite having led Swansea to League Cup success last season and with the side still sitting 12th in the Premier League standings.

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The Swans have also removed Laudrup's backroom team, putting club captain Garry Monk in charge for this weekend's derby with Cardiff.

And for Toshack, the timing is very odd indeed, especially ahead of a match against the club's fierce rivals.


"This really has come as a bit of a shock, particularly with this big game coming up on Saturday", he was quoted as saying by the BBC.

"This was no premeditation in this decision.

"Normally when these things happen people have got somebody ready to step in."

Swansea have collected 24 points from 24 games so far, a total which is three more than second-bottom Cardiff in a tightly-packed bottom half of the Premier League table.

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