EM-the finals should have been the big dot for team coach Åge Hareide, however, after the postponement of the finals to the summer of 2021, is his landstrænertid effectively over.
he says to Ritzau.
- I have not had any dialogue with the DBU, if I can continue. DBU has informed me about UEFA's decision to postpone the EM to the next year. My contract expires to 31. July, so I expect that I'm going to stop as planned, says Åge Hareide.
the Situation of regret for the Norwegian, but he points out that his job in a larger context is the most important thing in the current situation, where the outbreak of the corona virus has hit the whole of Europe and large parts of the rest of the world.
- There is not so much to think of right now. My contract runs out, and that's it. In the here time, there are others which are in a much harder situation than me.
- People are sick, people lose their jobs and risk their life's work ends up in the gravel. In this context I am just frustrated, but there is nothing I can do about it, says Hareide.
He concedes, however, that it is something unresolved to leave the national team this way, but he welcomes the fact that it is not in vain, that he has qualified Denmark for the european championships.
- It is the unresolved. But it is a strange situation for a great many in the world, and that is what you must think of right now. The european football championship, comes the still to Denmark next year, and it is important that the Danish fans are getting the party, and EM will not be completely canceled.
- the Players that I have had, and the players that are current to the national team, must be in good shape, so they can play a great european championship next year. The situation is special, but I will have to look forward, says the Norwegian.
He does not know what the next few months, where he officially still winter, offers.
- There is not a lot to do now, for I have no more matches. But in general there is not so much to do in this situation. We should be in control of coronavirus first, before we look further forward than it, he says.
Åge Hareide took over as successor to Morten Olsen. Nordmandens first landsholdssamling was in march 2016.
Kasper Hjulmand is appointed as the national coach 1. august.
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