No concern: - We could have just kept him

DBU's fodbolddirektør, Peter Mills, is confident that the national team overcome the loss of assistant coach Jon Dahl Tomasson, who on Sunday was presented as

No concern: - We could have just kept him

DBU's fodbolddirektør, Peter Mills, is confident that the national team overcome the loss of assistant coach Jon Dahl Tomasson, who on Sunday was presented as

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
05 January 2020 Sunday 14:00
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No concern: - We could have just kept him

DBU's fodbolddirektør, Peter Mills, is confident that the national team overcome the loss of assistant coach Jon Dahl Tomasson, who on Sunday was presented as the new head coach of Malmö FF.

Mills points out that the national coach Åge Hareide has so much track of both the players and style of play, that one relatively easy will be able to run a new assistant in the months leading up to this summer's european championship finals.

- We are a great place and has so much overview over what we want and how we play. Otherwise we had also not given Jon the green light. His appointment was irrevocable, so that we could have just kept him, says Peter Møller.

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Jon Dahl Tomasson has been the assistant for Hareide, since the Norwegian in 2016, started on the job as the Danish national coach.

Tomasson has even had cheftræneransvaret in two matches last autumn, where Hareide had to be absent with knee problems.

Nevertheless, fear DBU-the director does not, to Tomassons goodbye will mean turmoil in the ranks up to EM.

- not at All. The players were informed in advance and knew very well what was going to happen. We have a strong team around the team, both with the physical coaches and analysts.

- I am now in dialogue with Åge about the challenge, as it will be to find a replacement or a solution that can compensate for the tasks, as Jon had, says Peter Møller.

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The Swedish league is quiet, when Europe's best national team for the summer fighting for the euro title.

In theory, there was therefore the possibility of a model, where Tomasson joins the national team, when the spring season with Malmö FF is over.

The solution has been seen both in handball and ishockeylandsholdet in recent years, but it has never been considered in this case.

- It has not been something that has been in the game, either from Jon or from our site.

- I think that Jon needs to concentrate on the new job, for it is a big task for him. It has been his choice, that he would like to go to Malmö, and we have not blocked, says Peter Møller.

Peter Moller says that DBU could have blocked Jon Dahl's switch to Malmö FF. Photo: Lars Poulsen

The main task is now to find a replacement. Monday Møller and Hareide discuss the situation and discuss possible candidates for the job.

DBU put up to that Hareide has the last word. In each case, to a certain limit.

- It is, after all, the DBU to pay, so totally free game, he has not, after all, says Peter miller with a laugh.

- But we are doing everything to back Åge up, in the decisions he makes. It is quite important that he can see the setup for the finals, which is optimal for him, the players and the rest of Denmark, says Peter Møller.

The upcoming Hareide-assistant get contract up to 1. august, where Kasper Hjulmand and Morten the previous winter takes over the responsibility for the national team.

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Updated: 05.01.2020 14:00
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