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Michael Laudrup opts to remain at Swansea

Updated: Friday, 08 Mar 2013 20:46 | Comments

Laudrup has won many admirers for the way he has kept Swansea playing an attractive style of football
Laudrup has won many admirers for the way he has kept Swansea playing an attractive style of football

Manager Michael Laudrup has handed Swansea a huge boost by agreeing a one-year extension to his contract at the Liberty Stadium.

The Dane has enjoyed a superb first season in charge of the Swans, guiding them to Capital One Cup glory and a place in the top half of the Premier League table.

The former Barcelona midfielder's initial deal was set to run out at the end of next season, but his decision to extend his contract through to June 2015 will alleviate fears he would depart for pastures new this summer.

"We've started something this season that I want to continue," Laudrup told the club's official website.

"I know there has been a lot of speculation (about my future), but I've always said that I am happy here and I never had any doubts I would stay."

Laudrup's contract extension is just the latest in a string of new contracts the club have agreed with key personnel.

The likes of top scorer Michu, Leon Britton, Ashley Williams, Wayne Routledge, Ben Davies and Garry Monk have all agreed new deals during the course of the current season.

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Full-back Angel Rangel is another to have agreed terms after the club announced a new three-year deal for the Spaniard, securing his services until the summer of 2016.

Rangel said: "I am settled here, I am enjoying my football, I have married a Welsh girl and I'm building a house in Swansea - I feel like a Welshman now.

"I am very happy on a personal and professional level."

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