Morten Olsen will be ending his 16year long managerial stay with Denmark after the 2016 Euro’s

Morten Olsen began coaching the Danish national football team back in 1999 as he replaced Bo Johansson and a few years later Olsen managed to push Denmark to the qualification for the 2002 FIFA World Cup and they managed to make it into the round of 16 where they had to face off with England and ultimately lost 0-3.

From there on out, Morten Olsen has been extending his contract as the coach of the Danish national side but his time at the helm is reaching it’s end as the veteran manager stated that he will not be extending his stay any further after the upcoming 2016 Euro’s reaches it’s end.

Denmark’s Morten Olsen said: “After 19 years as a player and 16 years as coach, it is an emotionally delicate decision to take. I feel good about it, and there are two reasons for that: I do not want the distraction of people discussing ‘is he staying or is he going?’.

And the DBU will get more time to find a replacement.Now we can all focus on what it is really about qualifying for the final tournament in France. I am looking forward to the last 16 months. We have a fantastic spirit in the team, and a fantastic staff around the team. Everyone knows it is not a one-man show.”

Olsen wants to focus the time he has left in charge of the Danish national side by snatching a qualifying spot into the 2016 Euro’s which will be hosted in France and Denmark is currently positioned in the 2nd spot of Group I as they have collected 10 points from 5 matches. They have the same amount of points as Albania.