British investors buy Danish Superliga club
FC Nordsjælland’s chairman and owner, Allan K Pedersen, has sold his shares in in the football club to UK investors, reports DR.
On Tuesday morning, Pedersen announced he had sold 97.41 percent of his shares in the Superliga club to the founder of the Right to Dream academy, Tom Vernon.
From January 2016, Vernon will be the new chairman of the club and Pedersen will continue as vice chairman.
New head coach
In his first act as chairman, Vernon fired the team’s head coach, Ólafur Kristjánsson, and his assistant, Peter Feher.
At the beginning of next year, Kasper Hjulmand will return as the head coach.
Hjulmand trained the team from July 2011 to May 2014.
FC Nordsjaelland is not the only Danish football club owned by British investors.
Matthew Benham, who is also the owner of English second tier team Brentford, bought the majority shareholding in FC Midtjylland in 2014.