Swansea signing spree delights in-demand boss Michael Laudrup
Michael Laudrup says summer strengthening was vital at Swansea as he revealed he turned down job offers from big clubs.
Last Updated: 10/07/13 7:51pm
While the dispute was raging, Laudrup was being linked with a host of top clubs, including Paris Saint-Germain, Monaco and Fenerbahce. However, he insists he was never going to leave having extended his contract by another year in March and was focused on the 2013/14 campaign, in which Swansea will play in the UEFA Europa League.
"Yes, there were clubs - a couple of big ones as well - who wanted me," he added.
"But it never became anything more than that. As I've said and confirmed many times, I wanted to stay and I told players when they asked me before they extended their contracts.
"I didn't want to run away from that.
"It's normal after a season which was good for everybody that there is a lot of interest and eyes on all of us - domestically and internationally.
"But I didn't have to speak to anyone because I want to stay here. Please, never again ask me about my future - it's a waste of time."