London – Swnasea City chairman Huw Jenkins denied rumours that manager Michael Laudrup could be sacked.

A 2-0 defeat by West Ham at the weekend left Swansea just two points above the relegation zone, prompting rumours the Dane could be shown the door.

But Jenkins said there was “nothing to discuss”.

“I haven't heard anything in reference to Michael and neither have we met, or discussed, or done anything about Michael,” Jenkins said.

“It's difficult for me to say anything because there isn't anything to discuss.

“When you end up losing matches, when everything is so tight at the bottom of the Premier League, you get rumours and you get stories. We have had them for many weeks.

“If we win everything is fine. If we lose it's not.”

Laudrup has been Swansea manager since 2012 and led the team to success in the League Cup in 2013, the first major tournament victory in the history of the club. – Sapa-dpa