After his Swansea City team demolished Bradford in the Capital One Cup Final manager Michael Laudrup could be set for a return to La Liga.
Paddy Power has given odds of 9/1 that Laudrup will be the next manager of Spanish giants Real Madrid.
The ex-Madrid player is heavily linked with the club and as the pressure on Jose Mourinho mounts the speculation rises about his possible successor, with PSG manager Carlo Ancelotti currently the stand out favourite at 6/5 to be the Real Madrid manager at the start of next season. However, Ancelotti has recently distanced himself from the role and Laudrup’s form with Swansea has put high up Real’s shopping list.
If Laudrup doesn’t end up heading back across to Spain there are plenty of clubs in England who will be looking closely at the popular manager. Paddy Power has given odds of 16/1 that Laudrup will be the next Chelsea manager and odds of 20/1 that he’ll be the next permanent manager at Manchester United; such is the respect for the achievements of the man from Frederiksberg.
Two managers facing up to the prospect of trophy-less seasons will be anxiously looking over their shoulders at Laudrup. Paddy Power have odds of 10/1 for him to take over at Arsenal and 20/1 to take over at Manchester City. With a host of potentially interested clubs it’s not looking likely that the Danish manager will stay at Swansea City with odds of him not being manager at the start of next season at 5/2.
A Paddy Power spokesman said: “Michael Laudrup has hailed bringing Swansea City their first major trophy as a career high, something that he may quickly eclipse if he goes onto manage Los Blancos. Although he may fancy a crack at the Europa League with the Swans we have a feeling the chance to manage a club in the Champions League maybe signal the end of his Welsh adventure.”