Norwegian football coach and former player to lead Hong Kong footballers

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Photo: HKFA

Norwegian football manager and former player Jörn Andersen was recently named the new manager of the Hong Kong football team in a declaration by the Hong Kong Football Association.

Jörn Andersen takes over from Finland’s Mixu Paatelainen and his first task will be to prepare the squad for the June 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers in China.

Jörn Andersen has played professional football in Norway and Switzerland and as a striker for Bundesliga teams Eintracht Frankfurt and Hamburg. He also has extensive experience as a coach and before coming to Hong Kong he managed the North Korean national team.

The Hong Kong Football Association is pleased to welcome the 58-year-old Norwegian. “We extend a warm welcome to Jörn,” said Joaquin Tam, Managing Director of HKFA. “With his experience in football in Europe and his practical experience in Asia, we are convinced that he would be able to inject new elements, help our players to realize their full potential, as well as improve our quality. and our performance.

“His experience in recruiting and training young players also aligns with our vision of training young talents for the future development of Hong Kong football,” added Joaquin Tam.

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