Michael Laudrup to coach the Qatari champions

The great Dane agrees a one-year contract with Lekhwiya

Shoppers are scooping up nearly expired food (Photo: Bando26)
July 1st, 2014 11:13 am| by admin
facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmail

Michael Laudrup will continue his coaching career in the Middle East after signing a one-year contract to take over as the coach of the reigning champions of Qatar, Lekhwiya.

The 50-year-old former Danish national side player had previously stated he would like to try a new experience and would likely find a club outside Europe after being sacked by Swansea City midway through last season.

“I’m heading into my last phase as a coach,” Laudrup told Politiken newspaper. “But whether Lekhwiya will be my last or second-last team remains to be seen.”

“And I don’t know it the phase will stretch over two, three or four years. The answer is blowing in the wind.”

READ MORE: Michael Laudrup sacked by Swansea

Karim coming along
Laudrup will be joined by Karim Zaza, a Danish-Moroccan who will become the team’s goalkeeper coach.

After his legendary playing days ended during the World Cup in 1998, Laudrup has gone on to coach Brøndby, Getafe, Spartak Moscow, Real Mallorca and Swansea, with mixed results.

Shoppers are scooping up nearly expired food (Photo: Bando26)
Shoppers snapping up last minute food bargains
Shoppers are wild about reduced price foods that are close to their explora...
TGI Fridays has brought its world-famous burgers to Copenhagen (Photo: TGI Fridays)
TGI Fridays opens in the centre of Copenhagen
The American chain restaurant TGI Fridays has opened its first Danish locat...
Any rats on aisle three? (Photo: Dennis)
Live snake found in Copenhagen supermarket toilet
The Føtex on Vesterbro in Copenhagen had an unexpected guest on  Tuesday ...
Don't mess with this one! (Photo: Ernie)
Giant hornet becoming more widespread
Kæmpehvepsen.Giant hornets. The European hornet (Vespa Crabro). They can b...
Don't miss Belgian soloist and chamber musician Camille Thomas (photo: Camille Thomas)
Copenhagen Summer Festival
Over 12 days at the beginning of August, gifted national and international ...
The Malo Seaways was hit by emergency flares over the weekeend (Photo: DFDS)
DFDS hopes to resume Calais service tomorrow
DFDS Seaways services between Dover and Calais remained suspended today aft...