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Esbjerg sack Frederiksen after poor start to season

West-coasters rock bottom after disastrous start to new campaign

A 0-4 home defeat over the weekend was the final straw (photo: Esbjerg fB)
August 10th, 2015 1:16 pm| by Christian W

Niels Frederiksen became the first head coach causality of the Superliga season after he was let go by Esbjerg following a 0-4 home defeat to SønderjyskE over the weekend.

The west-coast club has endured a tough start to the Superliga season and sits at the bottom of the league table with just one point after four games.

“The decision is down to poor results during a large portion of the spring part of last season and the first games this season,” said Søren Poulsen, the CEO of Esbjerg.

“We’re now starting the process aimed at hiring a new head coach, and until then Michael Pedersen and Lars Lungi Sørensen will have the responsibility for the Superliga team.”

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Euro success in 2013
Frederiksen had been the head coach of Esbjerg since May 2013, when he replaced Jess Thorup who left to become the head of the Danish under-21 national team. Before that he was the head coach of Lyngby for four years.

Under Frederiksen, Esbjerg enjoyed a good run in the Europa League in 2013, reaching the last 32 where they eventually succumbed to Italian giants Fiorentina.