Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins has told talkSPORT that the club will have to learn to cope with gossip surrounding the future of Michael Laudrup, despite the Dane signing a one-year contract extension.
The former Real Madrid player has enjoyed an excellent first season as manager of the Welsh side, who won the League Cup last month after beating Bradford City 5-0 at Wembley.
But the Jacks’ good form in the Premier League has seen reported interested from the La Liga giants, who may part company with Jose Mourinho at the end of the current campaign.
And Jenkins admitted to Drive Time that it’s impossible to end speculation about Laudrup, all he can do is ensure that Swansea’s best interests are protected.
He said: “It was important to settle things down and secure his signature for an extra year. It’s good news for everybody.
“We’re never going to stop [interest in Laudrup]. We’ve got to get used to that. There are only a few teams Michael might consider moving to. But, as well as that, it’s about timing.
“[Interest in a manager] is something that [happens]. There is no way we’re going to like that but we’ve got to get used to it. There is no point crying about it.”
“We’ve got to make sure our club is protected, first and foremost, and, as always, making sure we’re successful. If we can continue to be successful we’ve always got that possibility, whether it’s players or managers, people are going to try their best to take them away.
“We’ve got a lot to look forward to next season and he’s got a lot more left to achieve with us and, after that, then perhaps within a couple of years he’s going to look a different opportunities and he’ll probably wait until the time is right for him.
“I think, with this, things will settle down and hopefully we can plan a bit for the summer and look forward to next season.”