Michael Laudrup takes pride from Real Madrid link

Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup celebrates with the Capital One Cup final trophy on February 24, 2013
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Michael Laudrup speaks of his pride after the findings of a poll show that a number of Real Madrid fans want the Dane to coach them next season.

Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup has confessed that he is "proud" with the results of a recent poll that found that a large number of Real Madrid fans want him to be their next coach.

The outcome, which was recorded by Spanish newspaper AS, showed that three out of four of the 32,000 supporters that took part want the Dane to replace Jose Mourinho at the end of the season.

Despite insisting that he intends to stay with League Cup winners Swansea for at least another season, the 48-year-old conceded that he cannot stop the "rumours".

"I am proud of that. I'm in front of two huge names like Rafael Benitez and Carlo Ancelotti," he told Sky Sports News. "I can't really say anything more. My intention is to stay here and I have one more year left on my contract.

"I'd like to stay here but even if you have a 10-year deal there will always be rumours."

Laudrup had a two-year playing stint with Madrid up until 1996.

Swansea's Michu celebrates his goal against Bradford with Ben Davies on February 24, 2013
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