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08:19 04-January-2017

Former national player becomes ass. head coach

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Photo: skjernhaandbold.dk

Written by: Rasmus Boysen

One of the best Danish playmakers of all time, Jesper Jensen, becomes assistant head coach of the champions of the Danish Women league, Team Esbjerg, from next season to the summer of 2019.

Jesper Jensen replaces another legend of Danish handball, Lars Krogh Jeppesen (former SG Flensburg-Handewitt and FC Barcelona), in the coach duo with Lars Frederiksen in the Danish women's top club Team Esbjerg from next season on a 2-year contract to the summer of 2019.

After the 39-year-old Danish handballer, who had a long career in Skjern Håndbold and on the Danish national team, got fired in Aalborg Håndbold last season, he has been without a coaching job.

Jesper Jensen has besides the head coach job in Aalborg also been head coach of the previous Danish women league club Vejen EH. He retired as a handball player in the summer of 2013.

His biggest achievement as a handball player was to win the European Championship in Norway with Denmark in 2008. He has played 120 caps and scored 238 goals for Denmark.

Jesper Jensen started as a player his senior career in exactly Team Esbjerg, where he played from 1996 to 2000.

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