Andrew Clark i sit tidligere job for det australske fodboldforbund.
Andrew Clark i sit tidligere job for det australske fodboldforbund.

Andrew Clark new Head of High Performance and Sports Science

F.C. Copenhagen have hired Australian Andrew Clark as the new Head of High Performance and Sports Science.

Clark, 47, joins the club from his position as High Performance Coordinator at the Australian Football Association, where since 2018 he has been responsible for the physical preparation of the national team and the Olympic team for the Games in Tokyo 2020, together with the coaching team Graham Arnold and René Meulensteen.

Clark has previously held similar positions at Sydney FC, Vegalta Sendai FC (Japan) and Central Coast Mariners FC. He is also a former professional football player before taking a Masters degree in Sports Science.

He will now have responsibility for the physical training of F.C. Copenhagen's first team.

Christiansen: Comes with warm recommendations
"We are very pleased that we have attracted a figure of Andrew's calibre, who is internationally recognised and comes with warm recommendations from top people in the football industry," says FCK sports director Peter Christiansen.

"We are confident that he will bring great skills to the job, and we look forward to working with him on a daily basis. I have previously tried to lure him to Denmark without success, so I am glad that we succeeded this time."

Clark: FCK fits my mindset
For Clark himself, the switch to FCK and European football is an exciting challenge.

"F.C. Copenhagen have an international reputation for being a strong and very ambitious club, which always has a goal of winning national titles and playing with the best clubs in Europe," says Clark.

"That mindset suits mine, and I really look forward to being part of a very professional organisation and a strong winning culture.".

Clark arrives in Copenhagen after achieving great success with Australia, who qualified for the World Cup on Monday night after a victory against Peru on penalties in their last playoff match.