Former Arsenal Midfielder Given Coaching Job

A former Arsenal midfielder has been appointed manager of the Danish national team on a temporary basis.

The recruitment of John Jensen has come at a time of unrest, a period when the Danish Football Association is having an unsettled feud with some of its players over commercial imaging right matters.

As a result of this, the stars who include Christian Eriksen, Andreas Christensen and Kasper Schmeichel have refused to sign new deals to show readiness for further representation of their country.

Team coach Age Hareide has amid this stepped down temporarily thus making necessary the employment of Jenson to oversea their coming games against Austria and Slovakia.

We gathered from the Daily Cannon that more of lower division players will be called up for the matches in question.

Reacting to his appointment, Jensen did not let the opportunity given to him make him shy away from reality as he stated that the situation on ground is not an encouraging one.

“Where we are now, I see only losers in the conflict, and Danish football loses most of all,” he said. “When I say yes to help here, it’s because I feel very strong for the national team as an institution, and because I think the most important thing must be that the games will be played.

“I just hope to help us get through the two matches and that the parties find a solution as soon as possible. The national team has meant infinitely much to me in my career and in my life. It hurts to follow this course, and I hope my contribution can help mitigate the negative consequences.”

Jensen's Arsenal reign spanned from 1992 to 1996 during which he made 99 appearances for the Gunners with three goals to his name.  He went into football management in the year 1999.

We wish him all the best on this new adventure even though it is never going to be easy considering the calibre of players at his disposal.

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