Denmark coach Olsen renews his contract again

Denmark coach Morten Olsen says he has renewed his contract with

the Danish football federation for another two years, despite

failing to lead the team to next year’s World Cup.

Olsen says he still was ”annoyed” that the Danes didn’t

qualify for Brazil, but said Thursday it was time to ”put the

disappointment behind us” and look forward ”in a constructive


Olsen has been coaching Denmark since 2000 and is the first Dane

to reach 100 national team matches both as a player and coach.

He has now been given a contract extension five times.

In October, the Danes finished second in Group B of European

World Cup qualifying, but missed out the playoffs as they were the

worst runner-up in the nine groups.