Denmark coach Morten Olsen resigns after 15 years in charge

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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