FCM in shock as coach resigns

Glen Riddersholm steps down weeks after winning the club’s first league title

The fans and players of FC Midtjylland football club are in a state of shock following the resignation of their championship-winning coach Glen Riddersholm with immediate effect.

The news comes like a bolt of lightning on a sunny day for the Wolves, which just a few week ago won their first ever Superliga title and are gearing up for the Champions League qualifiers.

“After difficult considerations, I have decided to resign from my position as head coach of FC Midtjylland,” Riddersholm said. “I deeply appreciate my time in FCM and I want to thank all the fantastic people who make FCM a fantastic place to work every day.”

“I’ve been honest to myself and have admitted there are every-day compromises that I no longer can accept should I want to remain the best version of myself and the leader I want to be for the players and staff.”

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Club man since the 90s
Riddersholm’s departure comes almost exactly a year after the British investor Matthew Benham became the new majority shareholder of the club.

Riddersholm has been involved with FCM since the club was founded in 1999 when he was a youth coach. He then became the assistant coach in 2008 before assuming the head coach’s reins in 2011.

Assistant coach Brian Priske will take over as an interim coach until a long-term replacement can be found.