Danish football rules out Olsen move to Germany

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16 July 2004 , COPENHAGEN - The Danish football federation (DBU) on Friday all but ruled out letting national team coach Morten Olsen go to Germany. The DBU secretary general Jim Stjerne Hansen dismissed German news reports as "wishful thinking based on rumours" that the DBU was to allow Osen to take the Germany national team job in succession of Rudi Voeller, who resigned in June. "We have a contract with Morten Olsen until 2006 and expect it to be fulfilled. There are no signs whatsoever that Morten Olse

16 July 2004

COPENHAGEN - The Danish football federation (DBU) on Friday all but ruled out letting national team coach Morten Olsen go to Germany.

The DBU secretary general Jim Stjerne Hansen dismissed German news reports as "wishful thinking based on rumours" that the DBU was to allow Osen to take the Germany national team job in succession of Rudi Voeller, who resigned in June.

"We have a contract with Morten Olsen until 2006 and expect it to be fulfilled. There are no signs whatsoever that Morten Olsen wants to go to Germany and will approach us for that reason. We count on him," Hansen said.

Olsen was on Thursday named by German media as top candidate for the national team coaching job, with Kicker sports magazine saying that the German body DFB had made him an offer.

Another candidate is reportedly Dutchman Gus Hiddink, who is under contract at PSV Eindhoven.

Germans Ottmar Hitzfeld and Otto Rehhagel (who led Greece to the Euro 2004 title) rejected DFB offers and Frenchman Arsene Wenger also snubbed the DFB.

DPA

Subject: German news

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