Former Swansea manager Michael Laudrup is no longer being considered as one of the candidates to take over the Denmark national team.
The 51-year-old is regarded as one of the outstanding candidates available for the Danish national team. Laudrup enjoyed a remarkable playing career in which he represented the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid. He has been less successful as a manager but not by a considerable margin. He has been in charge of several clubs in Spain, England, and even outside the top leagues in Europe.
Currently out of work since leavingQatari side Lekhwiya in June, Laudrup had been in discussions over the possibility of becoming the next Denmark coach. This position appears to have changed hands after confirmation that the 50-year-old has withdrawn from the negotiations due to unspecified reasons. Danish Football Association (DBU) administrative director Claus Bretton-Meyer claims that personal reasons are also behind Laudrup pulling out of the race. Even though the 50-year-old has passed the opportunity to become the national team coach, it is almost certain that he will one day lead the national team.
Denmark are looking for a new coach after seeing their aspirations of reaching the Euro 2016 crumble after a play-off defeat against Sweden. Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s goals helped Sweden get a 4-3 aggregate victory over Denmark. "Michael has terminated discussions because he doesn't think that the position of coach is the right one for him at the present time.
He has personal reasons," said Bretton-Meyer. In a remarkable playing career for Denmark, Laudrup represented the national team in 104 games. He was part of the staff between 2000 and 2002. It is rather surprising to know that he has yet to take over the national team despite being one of the most high profile players for Denmark in the last few decades.