Football

Denmark coach Olsen renews his contract again

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark coach Morten Olsen says he has renewed his contract with the Danish football federation for another two years, despite failing to lead the team to next year's World Cup.

Olsen says he still was "annoyed" that the Danes didn't qualify for Brazil, but said Thursday it was time to "put the disappointment behind us" and look forward "in a constructive way." Olsen has been coaching Denmark since 2000 and is the first Dane to reach 100 national team matches both as a player and coach.

He has now been given a contract extension five times. In October, the Danes finished second in Group B of European World Cup qualifying, but missed out the playoffs as they were the worst runner-up in the nine groups.

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