Swansea City have announced Michael Laudrup as the Premier League club's new manager today.
Swans chairman Huw Jenkins met with the Danish legend on Thursday as he honed in on a successor for Brendan Rodgers, who departed for Liverpool earlier this month.
Laudrup, 47, who has managed at Getafe, Spartak Moscow and Real Mallorca, enjoyed a glittering playing career in Italy, Spain and Holland.
He is the only player to be involved in a 5-0 win for Barcelona against Real Madrid and a 5-0 victory for Real Madrid versus Barcelona.
Jenkins has a reputation for appointing young coaches with a positive footballing philosophy.
The loss of Roberto Martinez to Wigan, Paulo Sousa to Leicester City and Rodgers to Merseyside have earned the Jacks almost £10m in compensation.
At 20 in 1985
Getting away from Souness at Mexico '86
Pep Guardiola observes in the background (left)
Euro star in 96
Coaching Denmark at the 2002 World Cup
Copa del Rey runner-up with Getafe, 2008
No spark at Spartak...
And no chance of a reunion with this man
Michael in Mallorca
Back at Barca