New coach for Danish national football team selected

Åge Hareide will replace the long-serving Morten Olsen

The Danish Football Association has officially confirmed that Åge Hareide will be the new coach of the national team, reports DR.

The 62-year-old Norwegian will take over from Morten Olsen, who stepped down in November following Denmark’s Euro 2016 playoff loss to Sweden.

Hareide will leave his current club Malmø FF, which he has successfully taken to the group stages of the Champions League in the last two seasons.

Hareide began his football career in 1987 and has plenty of international experience as he coached Norway from 2003 to 2008.

Åge Hareide has extensive experience in Norway, Denmark and Sweden, where he has coached some of the region’s biggest clubs, including Molde, Rosenborg, Brøndby and Helsingborgs IF.