Michael Laudrup was confirmed as the new manager of Qatari champions Lekhwiya on July 1, 2014.
He was previously in charge of Swansea City in the Barclays Premier League. He enjoyed immediate success in the role by guiding the club to their first major trophy in their 101-year history by beating Bradford City in the Capital One Cup final at Wembley. Swansea also finished in 9th place that season in the Barclays Premier League. The former Real Madrid, Barcelona and Denmark player took over from Brendan Rodgers who joined Liverpool at the end of the 2011/12 campaign.
Laudrup's earlier managerial experience came at Brondby, Getafe, Spartak Moscow and Real Mallorca before his appointment at the Liberty Stadium. He remained with the club until February 2014.
As a player, Laudrup is the only man to win the Spanish league five times in a row playing for two different clubs, Real Madrid and Barcelona. In addition, he also won league titles with Juventus and Ajax. In total he earned 104 caps for his country, Denmark.