Denmark have decided to go for former Malmo manager Age Hareide

After the exit of Morten Olsen, Denmark have decided to go for former Malmo manager Age Hareide to lead the national team.

One of the experienced managers in Danish and Norwegian football, the 62-year-old has been in charge of teams in the Champions League. As a result, he has immense experience especially when it comes to dealing with the top players.Malmo were recently seen in the latest Champions League group stages in which they faced the likes of Real Madrid and Paris St Germain.

Both these teams are regarded as amongst the best in club football and it was not a surprising to seeMalmo receive a thrashing on more than one occasion. Still, the quality of the opposition is largely led to have lessened the criticism of manager Hareide. The 62-year-old has had no trouble in finding a new job after taking over as the Denmark national team coach. Under this job, he will have the opportunity to manage some exciting players like Christian Eriksen. The midfielder is regarded as one of the exciting talents in English football right now. It remains to be seen ifHareide can improve the player to touch new heights as far as international football goes.

Hareide’s experience of Danish football was with Brondby. “I am proud, happy and humbled to be coach of Denmark,” said the new manager after taking over from Olsen, who had been in charge of the team for the last 15 years. “With Age Hareide we get a national team coach who has great passion, experience and results at national and club level,” said FA administrative director Claus Bretton-Meyer. Following their failure to qualify for the Euro 2016, the first job forHareide will be to target World Cup 2018 qualification. The qualification starts from September with games against the likes of Armenia and Poland.