Ex-Arsenal hero to manage Denmark as player row takes amazing twist

first_img possible standings How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Latest Football News 2 Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move “Let’s renew the old deal by one month. Then we have organised relationships right now and we are prepared to play the international matches this week.“Sign up and we will sit on the plane immediately. We are ready and we will play.”But it appears that his plea has been ignored.Denmark, who reached the last 16 of the World Cup in Russia this summer and are ninth in the FIFA rankings, have been beset by internal problems over the past 12 months.The national women’s team boycotted a World Cup qualifier against Sweden in October 2017 in a dispute over employment conditions.Sweden were awarded a 3-0 win and UEFA fined the DBU £18,000, and also warned that Denmark would be barred from UEFA tournaments if it cancelled another match in the next four years.So failing to play Wales would almost certainly see Denmark expelled from the 2020 European Championship. Christian Eriksen is set to miss out playing for Denmark this week With no sign of a resolution, the Danish Football Association (DBU) is now set to select a team of domestic players rather than Premier League-based stars such as Christian Eriksen, Kasper Schmeichel and Andreas Christensen.Manager Age Hareide will also be absent for both games, with former Arsenal midfielder John Jensen placed in temporary charge.The makeshift squad is expected to be drawn from the first and second divisions of the domestic Danish league and members of the national Futsal squad, an indoor five-a-side game played with a smaller and harder ball.Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen had earlier called for a truce in the row and said Denmark’s players were willing to play the two games under the terms of the old commercial rights agreement.“We have to solve this conflict now, not just digging the ditches deeper,” Eriksen said on the Danish Players’ Association website.“So we’re happy to stretch our hand again, even though DBU put it away in the first try. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions silverware highlights RANKED smart causal impact Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Denmark were knocked out by Croatia in the last 16 of the 2018 World Cup DBU elite manager Kim Hallberg said: “We must hold teams in the two international matches to avoid millions of fines and possible exclusion of the national team for several years.“On behalf of DBU and Danish football, I am pleased that John Faxe Jensen has taken the hard task of being coach in both matches.”Jensen, who is noted for scoring in Denmark’s Euro 1992 final victory against Germany, played for Arsenal and spent eight months coaching in the Premier League at Blackburn in 2011.He went on to become a consultant at Brondby and spent fours years in charge of Danish club Fremad Amager between 2014 and 2018.“I do not consider the matter between DBU and the players, my yes is not an expression of it,” Jensen said.“I just hope to help us get through the two matches and that the parties find a solution as soon as possible.“The national team has meant infinitely much to me in my career and in my life.“It hurts to follow this course, and I hope my contribution can help mitigate the negative consequences.” MONEY Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Denmark are set field a team of lower-league and futsal players against Wales after the row which has rocked Danish football took an extraordinary twist.A bitter dispute has developed concerning the players’ commercial rights, ahead of the friendly against Slovakia on Wednesday and the UEFA Nations League opener with Wales in Aarhus on Sunday. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade BEST OF ADVICE REVEALED 2last_img read more