Michael Laudrup dismisses West Ham link and wants job at 'big club'

Image: Laudrup has aspirations of taking a 'big club' job

Michael Laudrup, who has been reportedly linked with the West Ham job, says he will not be returning to the Premier League this summer unless a "big club" comes calling.

Laudrup, who left Swansea last year, is currently managing Lekhwiya in Qatar but there could be jobs available this summer on English soil with doubts surrounding the future of Sam Allardyce at West Ham and Newcastle United on the hunt for a new permanent manager.

However, the former Danish international has set his heart on taking a job with bigger aspirations rather than a “mid-table” club.

He told Spanish newspaper Marca: “It’s a time when many rumours appear, but there is nothing concrete. I am in the process of renewing [my contract] with Lekhwiya, they want me here. I will decide it in two weeks.

“I am not going to accept an offer from a mid-table club in England or Spain. They are experiences that I have already lived and, at this stage of my life as a coach, I look for new things. If a big club comes [calling], I will not say no to them, but I would like to try [coaching] in the United States if not given the opportunity.”

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