Hjalte Bo Nørregaard becomes FCK temporary head coach
F.C. Copenhagen have today appointed Hjalte Bo Nørregaard as interim head coach for the Superliga team until a permanent solution is found after the departure of Ståle Solbakken.
“Hjalte is an FCK man through and through," says temporary sports manager William Kvist.
"He knows the club, the mentality and the way we do things at FCK, and we are very happy that he has agreed to take on this task.
"Everyone around the team knows Hjalte and he knows them, and therefore we are convinced that from the first training session he can go in and make his mark on things and bring new energy around the team. In the situation we are in right now, I see it as a huge plus that we have Hjalte to take over.
Fantastic group of players
Hjalte also feels ready to take on the new challenge.
"It is of course a sad situation in the background when you are given this task, but when the club asks for my help, I am of course ready to step in," he says.
"I have enormous respect for Ståle and the things he has done for the club, and I know he has had lots of talented people around him that I will work with.
"At the same time, there is an absolutely fantastic group of players and now I want to spend all my time and energy on us being sharp for next Sunday against AaB."
No revolution required
Hjalte played 320 first-team matches for FCK during his career, and has for a number of years been working in the club's talent department. The last two years has seen him take over as head coach of the U19 team.
"Of course I know the club, the style of play, the staff and the players really well in advance," he adds.
"I do not come to make revolutions, but more to work with small adjustments. I have great respect for the challenge, but also feel that I have something to contribute, otherwise I would not have said yes."
Nørregaard has his first training session with the team on Saturday afternoon at 3pm, while his first match in the Superliga is against AaB next Sunday at 6pm in Parken.