Denmark coach Morten Olsen resigns after 15 years in charge

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Baku, November 18, AZERTAC

Denmark coach Morten Olsen resigned after Denmark failed to qualify for Euro 2016 on Tuesday, according to

Olsen's 15-year reign ended after the Danes' 4-3 aggregate defeat to Sweden in their playoff.

Late headers from Yussuf Poulsen and Jannik Vestergaard ensured Denmark at least claimed a 2-2 draw on the night, but it was not enough to prevent Olsen from saying farewell.

"I have informed the players that the DBU and I have agreed that there is no point in continuing," Olsen said.

"Of course, it hurts to end this way after more than 35 years [as a player and coach] but I feel most sorry for the Danes, for the fans. That has the largest importance to me. I feel a bit empty with regards to the match."

The 66-year-old managed Denmark in four major international tournaments, and was the longest-serving international manager on the continent.

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