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København part company with Nilsson

Published: Monday 9 January 2012, 12.58CET
Danish league leaders FC København, who have been eliminated from European competition, have parted company with coach Roland Nilsson after six months in the job.
København part company with Nilsson
Roland Nilsson has left København ©Getty Images
Published: Monday 9 January 2012, 12.58CET

København part company with Nilsson

Danish league leaders FC København, who have been eliminated from European competition, have parted company with coach Roland Nilsson after six months in the job.

Danish Superliga leaders FC København have parted company with coach Roland Nilsson after six months in the job.

Managing director Anders Hørsholt said: "We have to accept that FC København and Roland Nilsson did not agree on the way the team should be led, and therefore the parties had to separate." Sporting director Carsten V Jensen will add Nilsson's former role to his responsibilities for now with FCK resuming their league campaign on 3 March.

The 48-year-old former Sweden defender Nilsson joined from Malmö FF last summer to replace FC Köln–bound Ståle Solbakken following FCK's third straight Danish title and a run to the UEFA Champions League round of 16. Nilsson won the Swedish title in his last full season at Malmö, and led København to a four-point lead at the top of the Superliga at the Danish winter break, but his side exited the UEFA Champions League following a play-off against FC Viktoria Plzeň and were unable to progress past the UEFA Europa League group stage.

Last updated: 09/01/12 13.41CET

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