Former Danish international Michael Laudrup has resigned as manager of Brondby after four years in charge.

Laudrup, who played for Brondby, Juventus, Barcelona and Real Madrid won the superleague title last year.

There has been speculation that Laurdrup could be in the running to be the new Real Madrid coach.

“Whether I am prepared (to coach a big European club) I can not say, but I have the desire for the biggest challenge if it should appear,” Laudrup told Danish daily Politiken on Monday.

“I am ready for the next step and whatever happens it will be exciting. I have been following international football and know a lot of thinks have changed since I played.”

Laudrup took over as Brondby coach in 2002 and in his four years with the club he won the superleague once and the Danish cup twice.