Firing “wouldn’t surprise” winless FC Copenhagen coach

FC Copenhagen's Ariël Jacobs says he won’t be surprised if he, as bookmakers suggest, becomes the first Superliga coach to be fired this season. Last year’s league champions have yet to win a match, and find themselves in dead last. Jacobs, a Belgian, said he had been given no indication that he was in imminent danger of being fired, but realised that winning was a requirement. “That’s the reality in football.” Despite the disastrous start, Jacobs still felt his club was the league’s strongest – on paper. “But there’s a difference between thinking something and showing it on the pitch,” he acknowledged. – BT