Niels Frederiksen

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Niels Frederiksen
Personal information
Full name Niels Frederiksen
Date of birth (1970-11-05) 5 November 1970 (age 48)
Place of birth Odense, Denmark
Club information
Current team
Brøndby IF (Manager)
Teams managed
Years Team
1997–2006 B93 (youth)
2006–2009 Lyngby Boldklub (youth)
2009–2013 Lyngby Boldklub
2013–2015 Esbjerg fB
2015–2019 Denmark U21
2019– Brøndby IF

Niels Frederiksen (born 5 November 1970) is a Danish football manager who is head coach at Danish Superliga club Brøndby IF. He came from a position as manager for the Denmark U21 team, and has formerly coached Lyngby Boldklub and Esbjerg fB as head coach.

Coaching career[edit]

Niels Frederiksen is educated in economics, and worked in Danske Bank for several years, while having a part time job as youth coach at B93 and Lyngby Boldklub.[1] When Lyngby sacked Henrik Larsen in 2009, Frederiksen took over as manager.[2]

Frederiksens work with the squad was so appreciated by the club board that he was given a new contract in June 2009 lasting until June 2010.[3] In his first full season he secured promotion to the Danish Superliga and the club decide to give him a new contract until June 2011.[4]

On 2 May 2013 it was announced that he would succeed Jess Thorup as manager of Esbjerg fB from the beginning of the 2013–14 Danish Superliga season.[5] He was sacked on 10 August 2015 following a poor start to the 2015–16 season.[6]

On 27 August 2015 it was official, that Frederiksen was the new manager of Denmark U21.[7]

Brøndby IF announced Frederiksen as new manager on June 1st, however Niels Frederiksen would have to lead the Denmark U21 through the UEFA Euro U-21s before starting in his new position.[8]