Danish Coach to Head Armenian Football Team

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–Chief of the Armenian Football Federation Ruben Hayrapetian Thursday announced that the new head coach of the national football team will be Jan Borge Poulsen. The Danish national, has signed a contract to train the team until May 2010.
The previous head coach of Armenia’s national soccer team, Ian Porterfield, a Scottish national, died last September at the age of 61 from colon cancer. Despite being diagnosed with cancer earlier that year, Porterfield carried on with his duties until just before his death.
Poulsen played most of his professional career at Boldklubben Frem. During the 1980s he coached Boldklubben Frem and Koge Boldklub. In 1990 he was named Richard Moller Nielsen’s assistant for the Denmark national football team and he was part of the team that won the Euro 1992.
After the win in 1992 he was promoted to head coach of the Denmark national under-21 football team, which he held until 1999 when he became the new sporting director of the Singapore national football team.
In 2002 he returned to Denmark and took on a few minor coaching jobs. In 2006 he made an agreement with Greve Fodbold to become new head coach but was also offered a coaching position for the Jordanian national under-20 football team, which he accepted.
Poulsen was chosen from a pool of several coaches because of his skills and international experience Hayrapetian said. He declined to reveal the new coach’s salary.

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