Getafe owner reveals Barca wanted Laudrup

Laudrup was manager of Getafe from July 2007 to June 2008 and guided them to a 14th-placed finish in the top flight during his only season in charge.

Under Frank Rijkaard, Barcelona finished third in 2007-08 behind Real Madrid and Villarreal – their lowest finish in five years – and president Joan Laporta decided a change was needed to turn their fortunes around.

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