FC Helsingør has signed Morten Eskesen as new head coach. The 51-year-old dane joins FCH from Randers FC in the Danish Superliga where he has been assistant coach for the last two years.
Before his time at Randers FC, Eskesen has worked in lower league Danish clubs like Greve, Kalundborg and Karlslunde, and joined Randers FC from Køge Nord FC. He has also worked as an HR Manager for the Danish company Habitus. He is currently putting the finishing touches on his degree as a P Level Coach, the highest European coaching degree.
As a player he played as defender for (then) Superliga club Køge Boldklub, from whom he retired as captain at the age of 35.
The new coach looks forward to the challenge in Helsingør:
– My strengths are as a motivator and as a leader. I bring a lot of leadership experience to the table, both as a coach, as captain in Køge BK, and from my civilian career.
My, and our, first big task is to build a winner’s culture in FC Helsingør after a couple of challenging years for the club. For me it’s a lot about looking at the mental aspect and creating a training environment where each player has the possibility to develop his individual skill set.
Now we’ll begin by watching tomorrows training match against Lyngby and meeting the staff and the players. Then we need to find just the right match in the assistant coach position, a task that’s already under way. I’m very excited to get started.
Chairman Jordan Gardner is happy to welcome the new coach to the club:
– We are very excited to be able to present Morten as Head Coach. He has extensive experience from all Danish league levels, from the Danmarksserie all the way up to the Superliga, and his experience will be very important in our pursuit of promotion to the First Division, and ultimately the Superliga. Morten brings a lot of motivational skills and leadership to the squad and the club, and in our opinion he strikes the perfect balance between youth development skills and the desire to win.
Morten Eskesen joins FCH effective immediately, and has been given a two-year contract.
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