| MADRID, July 9
MADRID, July 9 Primera Liga side Getafe have
appointed former Denmark international Michael Laudrup as their
coach in place of Bernd Schuster who was named as the new boss
of Real Madrid on Monday.
Getafe said the 43-year-old Laudrup had agreed a two-year
contract with the club who will be playing in the UEFA Cup next
Laudrup, a talented midfielder who played for Juventus,
Barcelona and Real Madrid, worked as assistant to Denmark coach
Morten Olsen between 2000 and 2002 before taking up his first
managerial post at former club Brondby.
He won two Cups and one league title with Brondby, including
the double in 2005, before resigning in 2006.
As a player he won four consecutive league titles and the
European Cup in the early 1990s as a member of Johan Cruyff's
Dream Team at Barcelona, going on to join Real Madrid where he
won a fifth Spanish title in 1995.
Getafe have finished in ninth place in the Primera Liga in
the last two seasons and made the UEFA Cup for the first time
after reaching the King's Cup final where they lost 1-0 to
Sevilla who had already qualified for the Champions League.