MICHAEL Laudrup has batted away questions about his future, insisting Swansea City’s only focus should be on digging their way out of a relegation scrap.
Laudrup’s Swansea have endured a difficult week, with news of a training ground row between Chico Flores and Garry Monk being followed by speculation over the manager’s position.
National media reports claimed it is inevitable Laudrup will leave the Liberty at the end of the season, either through choice or because the club will show him the door.
But Laudrup is adamant his long-term prospects are not on the agenda right now.
“How many times last year did I have to answer questions about that?” said the Swansea boss.
“I don’t want to go into that now. The only thing I can say is that with our situation, I think no-one – players or the manager – should be thinking about next season.
“We have to think only about this season. I don’t want anyone to be thinking about their futures, so I have to be the same.
“It’s about the present for me, not the future.”
Laudrup’s prime focus is the Premier League, but he is keen to progress when Swansea go to Birmingham in the FA Cup fourth round tomorrow.
Swansea should be boosted by the return from injury of Pablo Hernandez and Jonathan de Guzman.