Former Anderlecht coach Jacobs joins Danish club

FC Copenhagen has signed a two-year contract with Ariel Jacobs,

the former coach of Belgian powerhouse Anderlecht.

In May, Jacobs announced he would not renew his contract after

four-and-a-half years in charge of Anderlecht, saying it was time

to move on.

Copenhagen disappointed last season, ending second in the Danish

league after winning the tournament nine times in the past 20


Jacobs, 58, replaces sporting director Carsten V. Jensen, who

stepped in as coach after former Malmo FF coach Roland Nilsson was

fired less than eight months after he was headhunted by


Jacobs took charge of Anderlecht in 2007, and guided them to two

league titles and one Belgian Cup. Anderlecht has won a record 31

Belgian league titles.