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Jan B. Poulsen

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Jan B. Poulsen
Personal information
Full name Jan Børge Poulsen
Date of birth (1946-03-23) March 23, 1946 (age 75)
Place of birth Store Heddinge, Denmark
Youth career
Store Heddinge BK
Rønne IK
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1969–1976 Boldklubben Frem 155 (45)
1976–1978 Store Heddinge BK
Teams managed
1976–1978 Store Heddinge BK
1979–1980 Boldklubben Frem (reserves)
1981–1982 Boldklubben Frem
1983–1986 Køge Boldklub
1987–1989 Boldklubben Frem
1990–1992 Denmark (assistant)
1992–1999 Denmark u-21
2001–2003 Singapore
2004 FC Bornholm
2005–2006 Lyngby BK (youth)
2006–2007 Jordan U-20
2008–2009 Armenia
2010–2012 Tanzania
2013–2014 Solrød FC
2014–2015 Haslev FC
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Jan Børge Poulsen (born 23 March 1946) is a Danish football manager. He played most of his professional career at Boldklubben Frem.

During the 1980s he coached Boldklubben Frem and Køge Boldklub.

In 1990, he was named Richard Møller Nielsen's assistant for the Denmark national football team, and he was part of the team that won the Euro 1992. After the win in 1992 he was promoted to head coach of the Denmark national under-21 football team. He had this job until 1999, when he was named new sporting director of the Singapore national football team. When Vincent Subramaniam was sacked in 2001 due to bad results, Poulsen stepped in to replace him. This didn't help Singapore and Poulsen himself was sacked in 2002. He then returned to Denmark to a couple of minor coaching jobs. In 2006, he made an agreement with Greve Fodbold to become new head coach, but at the same time he got the offer to become coach of the Jordan U-20s. In the end he accepted the job from Jordan. In January 2008, he accepted an offer to become the head coach of the Armenia national football team.

On March 30, 2009, Poulsen was relieved of his duties from the Football Federation of Armenia.

Poulsen took over as the head coach of Tanzania in August 2010 after being appointed by the Tanzanian Football Federation from a short-list of 5 from 59 applicants.[1] After four months in charge of the team, he led Tanzania to victory in the 2010 CECAFA Cup - the first win of the country since 1994.[2] He left Tanzania in May 2012 and was replaced by his fellow Dane and namesake Kim Poulsen.[3]

In August 2013 he became new manager of the Danish lower league club Solrød FC.[4] In the summer of 2014 he was named new manager of Haslev FC.[5]

References and notes

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-24. Retrieved 2010-06-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/africa/9280230.stm
  3. ^ Tanzania replace Jan Poulsen with namesake Kim Poulsen, bbc.co.uk, May 12, 2012.
  4. ^ Omrejst landstræner til Solrød
  5. ^ Jan B. Poulsen overtager hos Haslev FC
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