Michael Laudrup vows to stay at Swansea City

Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup

Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup has ruled himself out of the running to take over at Everton this summer.

Laudrup has been linked with the job soon to be vacated by David Moyes, who will replace Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United in July.

But the 48-year-old Dane described those reports as "pure speculation", adding: "My intention is to be here [at Swansea]."

He added: "I don't have dreams of going to other clubs, I live in the present."

Laudrup, who led Swansea to the League Cup trophy this season, signed a contract extension in March that ties him to the club until June 2015.

Everton would have to pay a significant amount of compensation - reportedly £10m - to prise him from that contract.

Wigan's Roberto Martinez, Celtic's Neil Lennon and Malky Mackay of Cardiff City are others to have been linked with replacing Moyes at Goodison Park.

"I haven't spoken to anyone [at Everton], I don't have time I have so much work to do here," stressed Laudrup.

Laudrup's comments followed those by his agent, Bayram Tutumlu, who was unequivocal about the Dane's position.

"He will not be changing clubs," said Tutumlu. "He likes Swansea and is very settled.

"People always talk about Michael becoming a coach of other clubs because he has done very well.

"But he is the manager of Swansea and that will not change. The Swansea fans do not need to worry. He will be there next season."

Laudrup replaced Liverpool-bound Brendan Rodgers at the Liberty Stadium last summer, and is set to improve on his predecessor's 11th-place finish in the Premier League.

Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins has already said the club have a plan in place should Laudrup leave.

Laudrup will take his Swansea side, currently in ninth place in the league, to face Manchester United on Sunday in Sir Alex Ferguson's final game at Old Trafford after nearly 27 years in charge.

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