Swansea City to unveil ex-Celtic midfielder Morten Wieghorst as assistant manager
SWANSEA City are poised to unveil Michael Laudrup's former Danish international team-mate Morten Wieghorst as their assistant manager.
Wieghorst, who played for Celtic and then under Laudrup at Brondby during his playing career, is currently in charge of Denmark's Under-21 side and will begin work at the Liberty immediately.
The 41-year-old's appointment is set to be formally announced tomorrow, and he will work alongside Erik Larsen and first team coach Alan Curtis.
Wieghorst is a highly-rated manager in his homeland, and the Danish Football Association (DBU) are understood to have identified Wieghorst as the man to succeed Morten Olsen as manager of the senior Danish side in 2014.
Olsen has declared his intention to step down from his post next year, and the DBU believe the experience of working under Laudrup will make former Nordsjaelland boss Wieghorst the ideal successor.
Wieghorst's contract with the Danish Under-21s was due to expire this summer, but the ex-Dundee and Celtic midfielder was eager to return to club football as soon as possible.
"It surprises me a little," said DBU secretary Jim Stjerne Hansen. "I had an idea he was not going to renew with us, but it surprises me that he will be start in Swansea immediately."