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Kasper Hjulmand

Published: Friday 1 June 2012, 18.58CET
FC Nordsjælland
Kasper Hjulmand
Kasper Hjulmand (FC Nordsjælland) ©Getty Images
Published: Friday 1 June 2012, 18.58CET

Kasper Hjulmand

FC Nordsjælland

Date of birth: 9 April 1972
Nationality: Danish
Playing career: Randers SK Freja, Herlev IF, B93
Coaching career: Lyngby BK (youth), Lyngby, FC Nordsjælland

• After Hjulmand's career was ended at the age of 24 by injury he learned his trade coaching the youth teams at Lyngby, graduating to the senior side and coming to prominence in 2007 when he guided them to the first division title to secure a return to the Superliga after a five-year absence.

• His success with Lyngby earned him the Claus Rode Prisen, awarded by the Union of Danish League Clubs (Divisionsforeningen).

• In summer 2008 Hjulmand was appointed as assistant to Morten Wieghorst at Nordsjælland.

• Stepped into Wieghorst's shoes as head coach in the summer of 2011 when the latter left to take charge of Denmark's Under-21 team.

• Made history by taking Nordsjælland to their first ever league championship in his first season in charge, in the process securing a place in the group stage of the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League.

Last updated: 28/09/12 18.50CET

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