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Laudrup takes leave of Mallorca

Published: Wednesday 28 September 2011, 12.24CET
RCD Mallorca and Michael Laudrup have agreed to end the Dane's 14-month tenure as head coach, with the 47-year-old admitting: "I have been thinking about this for some time."
Laudrup takes leave of Mallorca
Michael Laudrup lasted 14 months at Mallorca ©Getty Images
Published: Wednesday 28 September 2011, 12.24CET

Laudrup takes leave of Mallorca

RCD Mallorca and Michael Laudrup have agreed to end the Dane's 14-month tenure as head coach, with the 47-year-old admitting: "I have been thinking about this for some time."

Michael Laudrup has parted company with RCD Mallorca a little over a year after replacing Gregorio Manzano as the Spanish club's coach.

The former Danish international was 14 months into a two-season deal with the Balearic islanders, who narrowly avoided relegation last term. Mallorca have won two and lost three of their opening five league encounters of 2011/12. "I have been thinking about this for some time," said the 47-year-old Laudrup, whose side were 17th in the 20-team Liga last season. "Since we won our last match and are in mid-table, this is the best moment for me to do this."

A European champion with FC Barcelona in 1992, Laudrup coached Brøndby IF, Getafe CF and FC Spartak Moskva before landing at Mallorca. He said of his departure: "It's been a pleasure working with the players here. I will miss everyone. I ask the fans to continue supporting the team – we need to be strong at home. We have won two out of three at home and while I'm not the coach any more, I'll continue to follow the team closely."

Last updated: 28/09/11 17.12CET

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