Laudrup set for Swans job

Dane to be named as successor to Rodgers

Michael Laudrup: Could be appointed before the end of the week

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Sky Sports understands Barcelona and Real Madrid legend Michael Laudrup is set to be named the new manager of Swansea City.

The 47-year-old has emerged as the leading candidate to succeed Brendan Rodgers, who left the Liberty Stadium at the beginning of June to join Liverpool.

Swansea initially targeted Wigan assistant boss Graeme Jones, but talks broke down and they have since been looking at other options.

Chairman Huw Jenkins has been heading up Swansea's search for a new boss and the likes of Blackpool's Ian Holloway and Brighton's Gus Poyet have been linked with the position.

Former France international Marcel Desailly is said to have turned down an approach, but Laudrup is now the man Swansea want.

Talks will take place with the Dane, who has managed with Getafe and Mallorca, and an appointment could be made by the end of the week.