Esbjerg sacks Jonas Dal

Former Hobro coach couldn’t find the same magic formula on the west coast

With the opening day of the new Superliga season just two weeks away, Esbjerg has announced that it has sacked its coach Jonas Dal.

Dal, gone just six months after being hired, endured a difficult short tenure with the west-coast team – Esbjerg finished second last season and only avoided relegation because a league structure change meant that only the bottom team, Hobro, went down.

“The decision is a consequence of fluctuating results and a disagreement over future leadership,” explained Kristoffer Jarl Kristensen, Esbjerg’s board chairman.

“We are not commencing a process aimed at finding a new head coach, and until that materialises, Lars Lungi Sørensen will be the interim coach.”

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Heavenly Hobro
Dal came to Esbjerg after sensationally guiding minnows Hobro to the Superliga and finishing seventh in the club’s first season in the top league in 2015.

Heavily favoured to go straight back down, Hobro surprised everyone by beating FC Copenhagen and Brøndby on their way to a fantastic season.

But he couldn’t find the same winning formula at Esbjerg and the 39-year-old only managed to win five out of 21 games in charge.





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