Jenkins: Swansea cannot stop interest in Laudrup

The south Wales club's chairman expects speculation regarding the Dane's future to continue even after he signed a one-year extension to his contract on Friday

Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins does not expect an end to speculation regarding Michael Laudrup's future, despite the club announcing that the Dane had signed a one-year extension to his contract on Friday.

The 48-year-old has cemented his reputation as an upcoming managerial talent this season by leading the Swans to their first-ever major trophy victory in the Capital One Cup.

And, despite the former Real Madrid star having committed himself to the south Wales side until 2015, Jenkins believes Laudrup's name will still be linked to bigger clubs.

“It was important to settle things down and secure his signature for an extra year. It’s good news for everybody.  We’re never going to stop [interest in Laudrup]," Jenkins told Talksport.

"We’ve got to get used to that. There are only a few teams Michael might consider moving to. But, as well as that, it’s about timing.

“[Interest in a manager] is something that [happens]. There is no way we’re going to like that but we’ve got to get used to it. There is no point crying about it.

“We’ve got to make sure our club is protected, first and foremost, and, as always, making sure we’re successful. If we can continue to be successful we’ve always got that possibility, whether its players or managers, people are going to try their best to take them away.

 “We’ve got a lot to look forward to next season and he’s got a lot more left to achieve with us and, after that, then perhaps within a couple of years he’s going to look a different opportunities and he’ll probably wait until the time is right for him.

“I think, with this, things will settle down and hopefully we can plan a bit for the summer and look forward to next season.”