Report card: Swans grounded as Laudrup leaves an uncertain future

The lowdown

After the silverware of the previous season, it wasn't supposed to pan out this way. There was always a suspicion that Michael Laudrup would have left Swansea by the time we reached the summer months: the Dane guided the club to the League Cup and a ninth-placed finish in the previous campaign but he's never stayed long at any club and has enjoyed or endured a tetchy relationship with chairman Huw Jenkins. Yet few predicted his removal – delivered by email in February following just three wins in 13 games and with the club sweating over relegation.

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