Morten Olsen has led the Denmark national team to four major tournaments during his time as the national team manager. He will be taking charge of the national team at the Euro 2012. Despite having been at four major tournaments, Morten Olsen reckons that he still has a lot to learn from the game. Denmark have been drawn in the group, which many assume to be the dreaded ‘group of death’, that consists of favourites Germany and Netherlands, while Portugal are their other opponents. Yet, Morten Olsen has said that he is confident of upstaging the favourites and qualifying for the quarter-finals.

The 62-year-old began his coaching of the national team back in 2000. He is going to be the most experienced coach at the Euro 2012. Yet, he has said that he still has a lot to learn. He has already guided Denmark to the 2002 and 2010 FIFA World Cups. Morten Olsen reckons that the job of the coach does not stop once he has achieved his targets. It is the job of the coach to continue learning in such a way that he will not only benefit himself, but also the team as well. Denmark will be resting their hopes on Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner and Stoke City goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen.

“As coach – and it’s not just a one-man show being a coach at this level – you have the responsibility and the buck stops with you. But you learn all the time, even as a coach, from taking part in a tournament and you don’t normally get many shots at it,” he told UEFA.com. Thomas Sorensen has praised the approach of Morten Olsen by saying that he has been a major influence on some of the current Danish players, who are expected to struggle at the Euro 2012.