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Gudmundsson stops as Danish national coach

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Written by: Rasmus Boysen

Gudmundur Gudmundsson stops as Danish national coach this summer.


Press release from the Danish Handball Federation, DHF:

Gudmundsson stops as Danish national coach this summer.

The Icelander Gudmundur Gudmundsson was in the summer of 2014 engaged as Danish national coach for at period of 3 years, and Gudmundsson now has determined that he stops at the contract expiration.

The national coach Gudmundur Gudmundsson have after careful consideration decided that he stops as Danish national coach this summer, when the contract expires on 1 July 2017.

"I have experienced many exciting things with the Danish national team - last Olympic gold, which is the largest ever - but this summer my contracts expires, and I have other plans," says Gudmundur Gudmundsson.

General Secretary of DHF, Morten Stig Christensen, sends a great tribute to the Icelander for the work he has done over the past three years:

"Gudmundsson is an incredibly talented handball coach - and as far as I know also the only coach in the world who have been in an Olympic final with two different nations," initiates the Secretary-General and will focus on the success in Rio.

"When we first employees Gudmundsson it was with the great goal to pick up a medal in Rio, and the goal was in the degree of advance of the historic gold medals. It was a totally amazing performance, which means a lot for Danish handball and it will Gudmundsson always be remembered for by the DHF and the Danish sports overall."


Gudmundur Gudmundsson stated some days ago, that he was willing to extend his contract.

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