Ankersen has published several books, including; A Winner's DNA, Mid-level DNA, Education of a Winner, The Gold Mine Effect and Hunger in Paradise with Danish publisher Turbulenz.
In his books he draws on experiences traveling around the world to live with, work with and inspect some of the world's best talent environments in sports. Due to the popularity of his books, he has been dubbed a 'high performance expert'.
Early Football Career
Ankersen had a short career as a professional football player with FC Midtjylland in Denmark, before suffering a serious knee injury in his first senior game. He then studied for UEFA's A Licence, and became the assistant-coach for the under 17 team at a club.
He remained on the coaching staff until departing to travel the world as part of the research for his published works.
Ankersen was appointed as co-director of football at Brentford FC in the summer of 2015, along with Phil Giles. Their responsibility is to oversee the football operations of the Club as well as being responsible for managing the recruitment of new players and technical staff.
Of his appointment, Ankersen stated: "I am convinced that this is the start of a journey to something special at Brentford Football Club."
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