Swansea City chairman rejects Michael Laudrup rumours

Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins has rejected claims the club have discussed manager Michael Laudrup's future.

Rumours have been circulating about Laudrup's future after the Swans lost 2-0 at West Ham on Saturday.

It was their sixth defeat in eight Premier League games, leaving them only two points off the relegation places.

"I haven't heard anything in reference to Michael and neither have we met, or discussed, or done anything about Michael," said Jenkins.

It's difficult for me to say anything because there isn't anything to discuss

Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins

"A couple of us did actually meet up on Sunday morning to have a cup of coffee like we normally do. That's as simple as it was. That's where the first rumour came from.

"It's difficult for me to say anything because there isn't anything to discuss."

The Swans have slipped to 12th in the table but are only three points ahead of rivals Cardiff, who are second from bottom.

The two clubs meet at the Liberty Stadium in a crucial south-Wales derby on Saturday.

"The bigger picture as always is winning a Premier League match and it so happens this week we are playing Cardiff," he said. "Winning the match, I can assure you, is the most important thing for both teams."

Added Jenkins: "When you end up losing matches, when everything is so tight at the bottom of the Premier League, you get rumours and you get stories. We have had them for many weeks.

"If we win everything is fine. If we lose it's not."