Michael Laudrup a potential replacement for Moyes

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Michael Laudrup

Everton have drawn up a shortlist of men to replace the Manchester United bound David Moyes and Swansea fans won’t be pleased to hear that their boss Michael Laudrup is top of that list.

The Mirror report that Goodison chiefs are impressed at the way Laudrup has taken to managing in the Premier League so easily.

The Dane took over at Swansea last summer and has led the team to their first ever major trophy, when they won the Capital One Cup, and a likely top half finish in the Premier League.

Laudrup’s side have done this while continuing to play the same attractive passing football that they did last season.

Laudrup finds real value in the transfer market

Laudrup has also shown his skills in the transfer market with the bargain of the season undoubtedly being Spaniard Michu. The free scoring Spaniard was a bargain £2m from Oviedo and he has been the headliner of a series of shrewd deals that Laudrup made last summer.

Ki Sung-Yeung, Pablo Hernandez and Chico Flores have all been outstanding value for money and slotted straight into the Swansea first team squad.

On top of all this, Laudrup is a young manager, comes across very well in interview and with his vast experience as a player, is highly respected by the world of football.

All this is being considered by Bill Kenwright and his board. They proved that they are willing to put their faith into a young boss when they hired Moyes over 11 years ago, and certainly picked a good one then.

Other names that are being considered are Wigan’s Roberto Martinez, Celtic’s Neil Lennon and Porto’s Vito Pereira, but Laudrup is thought to be the number one choice.

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