Danish football legend to coach Qatar club

Michael Laudrup surprised the football world by signing a contract with the Doha-based Lekhwiya. The former Danish superstar also hinted that his managerial career may be close to over.

Danish football legend to coach Qatar club
Michael Laudrup is Qatar bound. Photo: Bax Lindhardt/Scanpix
Danish football legend Michael Laudrup announced on Tuesday that he has signed on to coach the not-so-well-known club Lekhwiya from Qatar. 
Laudrup was earlier this year sacked as manager for Premier League club Swansea City in what appeared to be a power struggle with the Welsh based club's chairman, Huw Jenkins. Rumours surrounding Laudrup's next moved included mentions at some top flight teams such as Southampton, Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspurs.
Instead the former Ajax, Lazio, Juventus, Barcelona and Real Madrid star, chose a more adventurous road.
Laudrup even indicated that this new job might be his last on the sidelines.
“I’m now entering my final phase as a manager. Although whether Lekhwiya will be my final or penultimate club I can’t say. And I don’t know either whether this phase will last two, three of four years," Laudrup, 50, told Politiken. 
Relive some of Laudrup's glory with the video below. 

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‘I’m fine — under the circumstances’: Collapsed Danish striker tweets from hospital

Christian Eriksen, the Danish football player who collapsed on the pitch in his country's opening Euro 2020 game, said that he was doing "fine" in an Instagram post from hospital on Tuesday.

'I’m fine — under the circumstances': Collapsed Danish striker tweets from hospital
Danish striker Christian Eriksen tweeted a picture of himself in hospital. Photo: DBU

“I’m fine — under the circumstances, I still have to go through some examinations at the hospital, but I feel okay,” he wrote in a post accompanying a photo of him smiling and giving a thumbs-up while lying in bed.

In a scene that shocked the sporting world and beyond, the 29-year-old Inter Milan midfielder suddenly collapsed on the field in the 43rd minute of Denmark’s Group B game on Saturday against Finland in Copenhagen.


Medical personnel administered CPR as he lay motionless on the field for about 15 minutes before being carried off the pitch and rushed to hospital. He was later confirmed to have suffered cardiac arrest.

“Big thanks for your sweet and amazing greetings and messages from all around the world. It means a lot to me and my family,” he wrote in Tuesday’s post. “Now, I will cheer on the boys on the Denmark team in the next matches. Play for all of Denmark.”