Why Swansea City
Swansea are a club I have admired for a long time. Like many football fans it is astonishing to see a side so close to relegation from the football league climb the ranks to compete with some of Europe’s elites.
It is hard not to admire them especially with their style of possession football which draws obvious similarities to the Tika-Taka style of Barcelona and the Spanish national side.
Swansea have only recently became a household name in English football with their stunning and simply sensational cup run last year in the Capital One Cup after thrashing Bradford City 5-0 in the final to win the cup. Swansea are a side that dominated in the Welsh league for many years winning the Welsh Cup ten times and finishing runners up eight times.
The possession style of football that they play has been installed into the squad ever since Roberto Martinez was their manager. They have stuck with the possession tactic ever since much to the appreciation of fans throughout England.
Who Am I?
I will continue with the Great Dane himself Michael Laudrup, whose first season in charge of the Welsh side was nothing short of amazing. He led his side to Capital One Cup glory and they finished in an impressive ninth place.
Laudrup had a great playing career of his own before going into management playing for some of the greatest teams in Europe including; Juventus, Lazio, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Ajax. He made 614 club appearances in his career scoring 164 goals. He also made 104 appearances for his national side of Denmark and scored 37 times. He won 15 major titles in his playing career including the Champions League. He has managed five different sides so far in his managerial career starting at Brondby in June 2006. He has also managed Getafe, Spartak Moscow, Mallorca and now Swansea City.
I will continue to use Laudrup’s famous 4-2-3-1 system with the use of pacey wingers as the main point of attack.