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Morten Olsen's contract extended

The manager of the national side has had his contract extended two years, despite failing to qualify for the summer's World Cup

The national team coach will be sticking around awhile (Photo: Scanpix)

December 12, 2013

by PS

Morten Olsen‘s contract as coach of the national football team has been extended by two years, the Danish football association, DBU, announced today.

“Morten Olsen is well respected both at home and abroad by people who are highly knowledgeable about the international market for football coaches,” DBU general secretary Jim Stjerne Hansen stated in a press release. “He is also trusted by the players on the national side.”

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No World Cup
Olsen won’t be taking Denmark to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil this summer after his side failed to qualify.

“Many of us are disappointed that we didn’t make it through this time after making the finals in the past two competitions,” Olsen said in the press release.

Olsen’s contract was due to expire in the summer, but will now end in 2016 following the 2016 European Championships in France – if Denmark qualifies.

Living up to potential
“My ambition is for the national side to produce the results that the players have the potential to deliver,” Olsen said.

Olsen has managed the Danish national side since 2000 and secured Denmark a place in four out of seven possible international competitions.

Out of 147 games under Olsen, the national side has won 74, drawn 37 and lost 36.

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