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Interview on Skysports

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‘Gareth Bale to China’ has become one of the big summer transfer window 2019-stories, and I have been giving insights from my 7 years in Chinese football to ...

Optima Football joins Brondby IF

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Optima Football Consulting is proud to be joining Danish club, Brondby IF, as a technical consultant and advisor.

Skysports-interview on Wu Lei & Espanyol

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The first Chinese player to score in a Top 5-league in the past 11 years, Wu Lei, is now a very popular figure - not only in Spain at his club RCD Espanyol -...

Optima Football speaks with OffThePitch.com

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I’m very proud to be part of some of the first content at the new media site Off The Pitch. An international media site focusing on football business news.

A dangerous development for football

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I did an interview this past week in relation to a report from Cies showing how the unpredictability in top football has decreased massively in the past 10 y...

Interviews on 7 years in China

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I have been asked to do several interviews in the past weeks in Denmark as I’m home for my holiday.

Interview regarding my future

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As I’m leaving Shanghai SIPG F.C. at the end of this year, I had a talk with Danish media BT (sporten.dk) regarding my future.

Interview with The Financial Times

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The 2018-football season in China are ahead of us and this past week, I did an interview with The Financial Times to discuss the current status and future pr...

Short video from Shanghai & SIPG F.C.

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A few month ago, I had a visit from Rabona Magazine and the journalist Michael Da Silva, who was producing a short documentary on Chinese football ahead of o...

Joining the Advisory Board of Tonsser

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After months with talks and planning; it’s now official; I’m joining the Advisory Board at the booming international football APP, Tonsser.

Daily Mail on Chinese football

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I had a visit from the English newspaper, The Daily Mail, this past week in Shanghai for them to understand the project and phase of Chinese football.

Succession planning requires a strategy

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After visiting more than 20 top clubs in the past four years and in general developing my own strategy, philosophy & methodology in the past 10 years; I’...

Article - Bloomberg Business

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In the recent months during my traveling, I had some interesting meetings - among them in Beijing with the journalist Tariq Panja from Bloomberg Media (Ameri...

Interview with The New York Times

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The Chinese Super League 2017-season is starting this weekend and the entire World of football is now following the development in China.

Goal.com-article: The future for SIPG

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Working abroad in a fast moving country like China has been and still is a fantastic experience. A few weeks back goal.com visited me for an interview also a...

Cultural intelligence strategy

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In general, I believe you need a strategy for most things in life to control, evaluate, and succeed whatever you are doing or handling.

Modern football tendencies

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This past week, I was invited to the Danish media, Mediano, to discuss modern football tendencies along side the Technical Director of FCN, Flemming Pedersen...

Joining BBC World of Football

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Yesterday, I was interviewed for the ‘BBC World of Football’ podcast regarding the development of the Chinese national team, their current bad run of results...

Podcast with Danish media - Mediano

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I was in Denmark last week due to the FIFA-dates & our short game-break to catch some Danish Super League games and also found time to join the Danish me...

Article with ESPN about ‘The SIPG Way’

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In the beginning of 2016, I helped our club create ‘THE SIPG WAY’ - a talent development strategy, so we all work in the same direction and focus on the play...

Insights on Chinese football

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I had a chat with the journalist James Montague, who was doing a longer piece on the development and current status in Chinese football. The article is very ...

Interview with Manchester United-TV

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Several European top teams are in China these weeks on Pre-Season Tour, & I did an interview with Manchester United-TV as they play in Shanghai tomorrow ...

Official: Hulk signs for our club

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It’s a big step and a massive day for our young club, Shanghai SIPG F.C. when our General Manager, Mr. Sui, today announced the signing of the Brazilian top ...

BBC-story on Chinese football

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A few weeks back, I had a visit from the English BBC World News making a story about the development in Chinese football. They visited me and my Shanghai SIP...

Joining BBC, ESPN & Goal.com

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The January 2016 transfer window in China has reached the headlines all over the World of football and the international media have started to make an intere...

Interview with 4-4-2

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The past week, I did an interview with the football magazine & online site, “4-4-2” about our season in China and an insight on how we work in terms of r...

Interview on the future of Chinese football

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I was interviewed this week as the FC Bayern Munich is here in China with Real Madrid, AC Milan and Inter, so the attention is on China and in the article we...

Interview about my year in China

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I’m interviewed this week in the Danish football magazine Tipsbladet for a chat about my (football season) year in China:

Radio interview - the football boom in China

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The Danish radio station P1 had a story about the new focus on football in China, and I was interviewed to give my view on the growing sport out here & t...

Joined Danish radio football podcast

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During my very short trip to Denmark last week to follow my UEFA Pro license coaching course, I had to wait half a day for the next flight to Shanghai, so I ...

Interview regarding foreign players in China

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A lot of players from Scandinavia are coming to China in these years and lately a Danish international was rumored to the Chinese Super League, so Danish nat...

Interview with Danish newspaper Politiken

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China is number two in the World in this recent transfer window when it comes to spending, so the football is really moving forward out here. I was interview...

Interview with GOAL about Chinese football

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During the Asian Cup 2015, I was working for a Chinese media and the English website GOAL did an article with me regarding my view on Chinese football during...

Follow these players in 2015

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The Danish newspaper BT asked me to point out a Top 10 of interesting players to follow in 2015.

2-year contract signed with Shanghai SIPG

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I’m very proud and happy to annouce that my future now is in place. I have signed a 2-year deal with the upcoming club in China, Shanghai SIPG. I will contin...

Column about the future of the striker

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In Danish football magazine, Tipsbladet, I recently did a column showing my analysis and view on the future of the striker and this crucial position. What ar...

Radio show: Football FM

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This past week, I got an invitation to join the Danish football radio show, “Fodbold FM”, where we discuss football for 2 hours live in the radio at channel ...

Interview in Danish radio show

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Last week, the Danish fotball radio show, ‘Fodbold FM’, did an interview with me regarding the matchfixing-case in Denmark.

Interview: The tactics of Van Gaal

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In this interview, Danish newspaper BT asked me about my view on why Holland did well in the group stage of the World Cup 2014.

Radio interview: My challenge in China

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For two years, I have been living in Mainland China, and it has been and still is a fantastic journey. I’ve learned so much about culture, people, myself and...

Interview - regarding Laudrup and Ilso

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This past week our club released the Danish player Ken Ilso. Therefore the Danish media wanted my comment on why we had to let Ken go. You can read the artic...

Radio interview with Danish P1

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Today, I had the pleasure to do an interview with the Danish radio station P1. We talked about the development of football in Asia and China. I’m very please...

Signing Danish player Ken Ilsø

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Just before the transfer window closed, my Chinese club Guangzhou R&F signed the Danish player Ken Ilsø. This was of an interesting media story in Denmar...

Interview with Danish FA (DBU)

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In January, I started attending the UEFA PRO-license coaching course in Copenhagen, Denmark at the Danish FA (DBU). This is the last step in the internationa...

Interview in Danish magazine Euroman

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The Danish magazine Euroman did a short interview with me this week regarding me position and job in Guangzhou, China working with famous head coach Sven Gör...

Radio show: Beyond The Pitch

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I was very lucky in late December to be invited to the great and famous American radio show - ‘Beyond The Pitch’ to discuss football and the development of f...

Radio show: Football FM

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Just before my departure to China in January 2014, I was invited to the Danish radio show “Football FM” on the Danish broadcast Radio 24/7, where we discuss ...

Radio show: Football FM

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This past week, I was invited to join the football radio program on Danish radio station 24-7, “Fodbold FM”. It was a very interesting debate regarding inter...

Video Analysis: CSL-Season Round Up

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In this video analysis, I look back at the 2013 Chinese Super League season and make a few judgements and analysis on team and players.

Video analysis - The coaching style of Lippi

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Italian coach Marcello Lippi has been the big hero this season in China winning the Championship for the second time in a row and winning the first ever Asia...

Interviews: In Danish media about Wu Lei

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This week star Chinese player Wu Lei from Shanghai East Asia is linked with a potential move to Danish side FC Copenhagen, so in relation to this move, I’ve ...

Video analysis: Asian Champions League Final

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In these analysis, I firstly preview the two teams in the Asian Champions League Final 2013 and analyze the first leg of the game between the teams - FC Seou...

Chinese TV-program - Match of the week

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I’m now working as a football expert analyst at the most popular online-TV program HUPU in China. We make the program “Match of the week”, where I analyze a ...

Video: Interview in China

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In this video interview, I tell about the promising Chinese player, Tycho Collins. A young player, I brought to Denmark for a trial in January and have train...

Interview: Davidsen close to new job

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In these three interviews, I tell famous Danish football magazine, Tipsbladet, website onside.dk, and a local Danish paper about my current job situation.

Interviews: Davidsen considers offers

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In these two interviews with the Danish media, I tell the press that I’m considering two new offers from China and the Middle East.

Interview: My analysis on Chinese football

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I was interviewed by Kenneth Cortsen - Ph.D-Researcher & Business Development Strategist, Master of Science in Business Economics & MBA with focus on...

Chinese players can benefit Danish football

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A story in Danish football magazine Tipsbladet, where I say that Danish clubs should consider signing a Chinese player and then I give feed back on our Chine...

Danish TV: Chinese player in Denmark

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Our Chinese players trial in Denmark has been a success. The player Tycho has performed very well and showed that he has a great potential if he keeps on dev...

Chinese player on trial in Denmark

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In January 2013 I will bring one of my most talented players for trial in Denmark. This is a big step and a part of the academy philosphy to higher the stand...

Danish media regarding our Chinese Academy

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The Danish media has really been very interested in our Chinese player, who is training with famous side Brondby IF in Denmark right now. We have given a lot...

WEF: Danes open football academy in Shanghai

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The famous website writting about Chinese football, wildeastfootball.net has done an interview with me, where I tell about our academy, aims and philosophy.

Two articles about my Chinese job

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In these two articles myself and Ebbe Sand talks about our Academy and why we are trying to build up the football in China.

Article from onside.dk

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Danish website onside.dk brings the story about our good and solid start in Shanghai working with talent development in China Mainland.

Media: Dane new boss in Shanghai

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A collection of stories regarding my goodbye to Danish football and hello to China and Ebbe Sand Soccer Academy.

Article about a Danish talent

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In this article I am asked about one of my talented U19 players - Frederik Holst (Brondby IF). And I can only say a fantastis play, human being and big pleas...

Different media stories

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Here are some different stories from the Danish media, where I talk about different football subjects.

Local kid win Danish Championship

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An article in a local newspaper from the area where I am born telling about me winning the Danish U19 Championship with Brondby IF.

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Columns

Optima Football launches new academy

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As part of the vision to explore, challenge and develop the world of football, five ambitious people will be given an internal education and foundation to he...

Transfer Window Analysis

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The January 2019 transfer window has now closed through out most of Europe and there are a few interesting elements to analyse:

The Future Game

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How can we predict the future? How do we analyze what football will look like by 2025? To create long term succession planning this is the main task for club...

World Cup 2018 columns

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During the 2018 World Cup in Russia, I’m hired as a ‘football expert writer’ for Danish media ‘Politiken’.

How to manage to unmanageable?

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Over the recent years, I have been hired by business groups, companies and for different events to do a speech on my 6 years operating in China. Not specific...

The biased game

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The DNA of football is to win. Especially in the professional side of the game. The world of football is ‘black or white’; there are winners and losers - not...

Set goals, targets or not?

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What’s your motivation? What’s your drive? And which experiences in your career do you remember in particular as meaningful? These questions can guide you to...

To achieve or to avoid?

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A common saying is; there are no right or wrong in football. Another saying is: the winner is always right.

Succession planning requires a strategy

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After visiting more than 20 top clubs in the past four years and in general developing my own strategy, philosophy & methodology in the past 10 years; I’...

The value of talent

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A chapter from my book (in cooperation with Helle Hedegaard Hein) “Når talent forpligter” (Great talent requires great leadership):

Blog: The Chinese Powerhouse

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I’ve worked together with the ‘Player Development Project’ for a while and recently they asked me to do a piece on my 4 years working in Chinese football loo...

Dontt: What about motivation?

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I have this past week again done my “Dontt” - this time about motivation and how I think & hope we will see more focus on this aspect in the future in ou...

The Chinese transfer perspective

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A transfer window is among the most interesting periods in football, where the clubs can buy, sell or loan players, and it’s all about getting a stronger squ...

New blog at Danish media

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For several years in the past, I have been a ‘blogger’ at the famous Danish football magazine TIPSBLADET - and now I’m back! My first blog is already online ...

AFC 2015: China - Australia analysis

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Unfortunately, China is now out of the Asian Cup 2015 after a 0-2 defeat against Australia. The host nation scored after a set piece and had the individual q...

AFC 2015: China - Uzbekistan analysis

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First of all; what a night for Chinese football! China is for the first time in 10 years ready for the quarter finals in the Asian Cup. And this is after jus...

AFC 2015: China - Saudi Arabia analysis

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We have now seen all the teams in action at the Asian Cup 2015 and so far the favorites has done well and secured an important win in the first game of the g...

Asian Cup 2015 preview

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The AFC Asian Cup this January is obviously of massive interest in all of Asia. And after a disappointing World Cup 2014 for all of the Asian teams, we will ...

Column in Danish newspaper Politiken

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On Sunday, I did a column together with lector at Aarhus University, Kristian Thomsen, regarding the lack of pressure in Danish talent development. We think ...

World Cup 2014 tendencies

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The biggest and most interesting football event is now over and it’s time to analyze and look back at the tournament and the tactical related tendencies we m...

WC Round 2-3: Don’t keep the ball

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We are now in the final 16 of the World Cup and my analysis and stats had a huge step up this past week as I went for my UEFA Pro license course in Copenhage...

WC Round 1: The key of the penalty box

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The World Cup has finished the first round of the group stage, and I’m excited about the offensive minded concepts and the fact we are talking about the offe...

Why and how to use statistics?

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The World Cup 2014 is almost starting, and I will during the WC write some columns and make some analysis, and this is the first one - a pre-analysis.

What is possession - and how to train it?

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Last week, I had some very interesting days in Nyon at my UEFA PRO coaching course with the Danish, Croatian, Belarus and Romanian delegation as well. We had...

What is good leadership?

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In this article (in Danish), I discuss how to be a good leader/coach and how to understand, respect, and develop your employees together with yourself:

To manage other aspects than 4-2-3-1

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I have the past 1½ year lived in Shanghai, China as Technical Director of the Ebbe Sand Academy – the first international elite academy in the big Chinese ci...

Chinese column – season close down

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The Chinese Super League (CSL) 2013 has now ended after an interesting season where Guangzhou Evergrande as expected became the champions while Shanghai East...

Chinese column - Vital Changchun-win

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This week, I saw three of the teams involved in the relegation battle live, and we can conclude that Qingdao is looking to join Wuhan as the team going down ...

Den dygtige angriber - uden mål

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De danske angribere scorer generelt ikke mange mål (der er altid undtagelser). Det kan skyldes skolingen fra ungdomselitesystemet, hvor der i moderne fodbold...

Chinese column: The new Chinese style

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The EAFF East Asian Cup is now over, and we can be very excited regarding the Chinese performance and a second place. The results were good, but even more im...

Chinese column – EAFF East Asian Cup

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The CSL is taking a short summer break and instead it’s time for the national teams to perform. This and next week, I will do analysis on the EAFF games incl...

Chinese column – Focus on Jiangsu Sainty

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Last season Jiangsu Sainty was the big surprise in the CSL with an impressive second place and a spot in this year Asian Champions League as well. This seaso...

Chinese column: Shandong passed the test

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A very intense match between number one from Guangzhou Evergrande and number two from Shandong Luneng was played Saturday night in the south of China. Evergr...

Chinese column: The Chinese Derby

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Beijing played well in the first half – Shenhua is still not playing very well, but the team just keeps on getting their points and Sunday evening they won t...

Chinese column: The kings of Shanghai

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This weekend had two big Derby’s in China, but my main focus is on the Shanghai-Derby as Guangzhou Evergrande was at least on level above Guangzhou R&F a...

Chinese column: Hangzhou and Zhang Linpeng

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The Japanese revolution in Hangzhou has had a disappointing start in the CSL season, and Okada needs to work on the game plan and especially offensive organi...

Chinese column: Shandong and Guizhou Renhe

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This week of CSL showed some interesting results. Very impressive that Shenxin got a point against Beijing Gouan, who played a fantastic game last week again...

Chinese column: Dalian and Liaoning

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It is yet another interesting week of the CSL. A good top match between Evergrande and Beijing, but I will leave this one for now, because most of you reader...

Lær at lave en kampanalyse

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Hvis du ønsker at arbejde med fodbold (og visse andre sportsgrene) på elite niveau, så skal du lære at lave en kampanalyse, hvor du skematisk og systematisk ...

30-20-10 løbetræningsmodellen

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I 2009-2010 var jeg med i et forskningsforsøg på August Krogh Institutet i København omkring intervaltræning frem mod udholdenhedskonkurrencer. Meget, meget ...

Den umulige kinesiske kampanalyse

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Igennem min tid som træner, under træneruddannelserne og som kampanalytiker for Brøndby IF, har jeg set og analyseret masser af hold fra hele Europa. Det er ...

EM’s taktiske tendenser 2.0

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En slutrunde danner altid grobund for massive fodbolddiskussioner og har igennem historien vist, at fremtidens fodbold viser sit ansigt netop her. Tendensern...

EM’s taktiske tendenser 1.0

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En slutrunde danner altid grobund for massive fodbolddiskussioner og har igennem historien vist, at fremtidens fodbold viser sit ansigt netop her. Tendensern...

Dyrk glæden i den daglige træning

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Fodboldtræning skal ikke nødvendigvis være sjovt, men stimulerende og lærerigt for børnene. På den måde fremelskes glæden ved spillet - og det bedste udvikli...

VM ved den persiske bugt

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FIFA’s opgave er først og fremmest at videreføre fodboldens fortælling, globalisere sporten, og derfor er det helt rigtigt at give den arabiske halvø et verd...

Talentudviklingens dilemma

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Skal der trænes udelukkende elitært eller mere holistisk? Det er fodboldens evige diskussion.

Champions League kan ende som kvindehåndbold

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I denne udgave af sportsmagasinet Sportsfan skriver jeg om faren for, at fodbolden udvander sig selv. For mig var Champions League noget unikt for år tilbage...

Ydmyghed stammer fra fortiden

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Ydmyghed skaber middelmådighed. Lad os derfor redefinere ordets betydning i det moderne, individuelle samfund.

Den vitale 6’er

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Balancespilleren og ankermanden på midten er blevet en af moderne fodbolds mest betydningsfulde spillere.

Zlatan-snak er tom for substans

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Der er for meget populisme og alt for lidt viden, når medierne udnævner talenter til at være ‘Danmarks Zlatan Ibrahimovic’.

Hvis jeg var Maradona

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En artikel om, hvad jeg ville gøre, hvis jeg hed Diego Armando Maradona…

Talenterne er fremtiden

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Fodboldverdens finansielle situation gør, at klubberne ikke længere vil hente dyre spillere, men i stedet satse på at udvikle dem selv.

Glæden er fodboldens DNA

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Jeg har skrevet en artikel om, hvorfor glæde er essentielt i talentarbejde, som er udgivet på legestue.net.

Den indre dialog

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Jeg har skrevet en artikel om mental træning og den indre dialog på legestue.net.

Hvem opfandt fodbolden?

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Jeg har skrevet en artikel om, hvem der opfandt fodbolden på legestue.net.

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Daily life

Welcome to Optima Football

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I’m very pleased and proud to launch my new company ‘Optima Football’ and the concept ‘Strategic Planning & Coaching’.

Help lifting the Chinese society

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As one of the private investor, I’m very proud and excited to announce not only our new business-project, but at the same time a meaningful and social-projec...

Time to reflect

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I have now after nearly 7 years in China - operating in Chinese football - returned for a holiday period in Denmark.

New Advisory-roles

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I have in the recent period had several talks and offers from interesting projects around the World, and I’m pleased to announce two new advisory-roles. Both...

An education for life

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It’s my ‘China-anniversary’ these weeks. Exactly 6 years ago, I arrived in China with two suitcases, a lot of hope, dreams - and a bit of fear.

“We rise by lifting others”

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As a major part of my passion for developing people, teams and concepts, I have done several key note speeches the last 5 years.

3 years anniversary - a time to reflect

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By coincidence through a LinkedIn-update, I realized it’s my ‘3 years anniversary’ these days at Shanghai SIPG F.C. In football - that’s like a lifetime peri...

Meeting the Crown Prince of Denmark

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This past week, I was invited to the south of China by the Danish embassy in China as of the official ‘Denmark Day’ took place on September 26th.

Short video from Shanghai & SIPG F.C.

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A few month ago, I had a visit from Rabona Magazine and the journalist Michael Da Silva, who was producing a short documentary on Chinese football ahead of o...

Joining the Advisory Board of Tonsser

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After months with talks and planning; it’s now official; I’m joining the Advisory Board at the booming international football APP, Tonsser.

Official publishing of our book

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Tomorrow, on May 30, our Danish book “Når talent forpligter” will be officially published and ready to buy for the public.

Book to be published on May 30

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My Danish book, “Når talent forpligter”, I’m writing in cooperation with leadership and motivational researcher & Ph.D., Helle Hedegaard Hein, is soon on...

Book ready soon

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I’ve for the past 3 years been working in a field study turning into a book-project together with the Danish reasearcher and presenter, Helle Hedegaard Hein,...

Inspiration-trip 2016

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As we speak; I’m in London attending the LEADERS Sport Performance Summit. It’s a 2-day course for CEO’s, leaders and coaches and as always very inspiring + ...

The SIPG Coaching Seminar 2.0

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This past week, I hosted the Shanghai SIPG Coaching Seminar 2.0. We had all our youth coaches in Shanghai for 2-days moving into ‘phase 2’ of THE SIPG WAY - ...

Chinese football is a long term project

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There is no doubt the ‘Chinese Dream’ about creating a football powerhouse is a long term project. I have seen and heard a lot of Western media not being sur...

New contract with Shanghai SIPG FC

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I’m very proud and happy to announce that I’ve extended my contract with my current club, Shanghai SIPG FC, for the next 3 years. The SIPG-project is very in...

Pre-Season in Spain & South Korea

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The Pre-Season for the Chinese Super League 2016 has begun, and I’ve just been 10 days with the 1. team in Spain - at Gran Canary Island. This period is most...

Executive Board member at Memphis F.C.

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A new football club has been started in Tennessee, USA by some very inspiring and proactive people, and therefore I was keen on joining the board of the club...

CSL 2015 season finished: Silver and CL

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Our season in China is now finished, and we can be satisfied reaching our goal with silver (number 2) and qualification to the Asian Champions League in 2016...

Visiting Singapore - networking & football

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I’m in Singapore these days as we have a few days off in China, so I wanted to catch up with some network, arrange a few meetings and see matches here in Sin...

UEFA PRO-license completed

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I’m very proud to announce that I have completed and passed the UEFA PRO coaching license course at the Danish FA this past week. 18 very interesting and ins...

New blog at Danish media

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For several years in the past, I have been a ‘blogger’ at the famous Danish football magazine TIPSBLADET - and now I’m back! My first blog is already online ...

Feature - book a presentation

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I have the past years done several presentations / lectures and had some very good feed back, so therefore I have now made an official feature where you or y...

Holiday and the future

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The Chinese football season ended on November 3rd with a 3-1 win at Jiangsu, and we are generally extremely satisfied with our results and performances reach...

To be a Prima Donna

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I am a prima donna with a slightly touch of being introverted. I found out some years ago when I met the Danish researcher and Ph.D. lecturer, Helle Hedegaar...

Training camp - Chinese season coming up

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As we speak, I’m in Turkey at our training camp 2014 preseason tour before the start of the Chinese Super League (CSL) 2014. We are here for two weeks to foc...

Head Coach of the Legend’s Team

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On Thursday, November 14th, I will attend the Tour of the Football Legends in China as the official head coach of the team. I’m flattered to be involved in t...

What motivates elite athletes?

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In the Danish newspaper Information, we can read an interesting study about elite athletes and their motivation to work hard 365 days in many years. The stud...

Official announcement: Davidsen is moving on

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It has been a very difficult decision, because I really like my job and life in China, but I have decided not to extend my contract with Ebbe Sand Soccer ...

Website relaunch - now English language

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My webiste has now been through a relaunch and from now on everything will be in English. Some of my old analysis and columns will remain in Danish, but all ...

Column writter in Chinese media

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I am very proud to announce that I from now on will write one column a week for the famous Chinese media; hupu.com. I was contacted by Hupu and after some go...

Wu Lei - a hot prospect

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In this CSL season I have watched 4 LIVE games + seen almost every game at my tv or at my computer. I am building up a shortlist of interesting players and t...

The girl who could not lose

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Everyone with interest in Elite sport and talent development should watch this fantastic documentary about the Swedish athlete Carolina Klüft.

Besøg på Shanghai Sports School

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I dag fik jeg helt unikt adgang til Shanghai Sports School, hvor kineserne træner børn fra 7-8 års alderen med henblik på en professional karriere. Det er på...

Kinesisk talent i Danmark

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Som nævnt kort før jul, så havde Ebbe Sand Soccer Academy en spændende event i Danmark, og nu er den aktuel, da vores 11-årige kinesiske talent Tycho Collins...

Links to inspiration

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I love inspiration in my daily life and motivation is my patch to work hard every day. I love my life when I wake up in the morning and again at the end of d...

Velkommen til Kina!

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Inden min afrejse til Shanghai i Kina nedskrev jeg to dokumenter, der skulle forberede mig grundigt på den udfordring, jeg stod over for. Jeg opdelte udfordr...

Farvel til Brøndby IF

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Det var i dag min sidste kamp i Brøndby IF for denne gang, så mange, mange tak til alle spillere, ledere, trænere og personer omkring klubben og primært Tale...

Aftale med Frontrunner

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Jeg er rigtigt glad for at kunne præsentere min nye samarbejdsaftale med Frontrunner. Vi er blevet enige om en aftale, der forbedrer mine vilkår som træner, ...

JEG er Ironman!

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Jeg er nu officielt en jernmand, da jeg i går søndag den 14. august gennemførte Copenhagen Challenge i tiden 11timer 56minutter og 23 sekunder.

God sommer

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God sommer til alle derude! Jeg håber, at I har fået slappet af, hygget med familien, været på ferie og hvad der ellers måtte glæde den enkelte i en ferieper...

Kommenterer bold på Eurosport

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Fra i aften kl. 20.30 og en uge frem kommenterer jeg hver aften på Eurosport eller Eurosport2, når U17 VM i Mexico er i gang. En fantastisk spændende turneri...

Dansk Mester 2010/2011

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Modtog i dag min første DM-guldmedalje, da vi spillede sidste U19 turneringskamp hjemme mod Lyngby. Desværre tabte vi 1-2, men alligevel var glæden stor efte...

Velkommen til madsdavidsen.com

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I dag er min hjemmeside officielt åben, og det er jeg selvfølgelig glad for. Det er ingen hemmelighed, at fodbold er min passion, men jeg elsker også at form...

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中文网站

Interview in Chinese magazine

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A magazine in China did an interview with me regarding my work as coach, analyst and scout in Guangzhou R&F F.C. + my view on Chinese football after almo...

Video: Match of the week at HUPU

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I’m now working as a football expert analyst at the most popular online-TV program HUPU in China. We make the program “Match of the week”, where I analyze a ...

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In the media

Iranian podcast interview

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A while ago, I did an interview with the Iranian football podcast ‘Gol Bezan’ about my nearly 7 years in Asia & Asian football to discuss the development...

Interview: Use of data in football

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I have in the last 10 years or so worked with data trying to study and explore how to implement data efficiently in the World of football.

Football expert during the World Cup 2018

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The World Cup 2018 has begun and working inside the football industry; it’s an amazing period and possibility to study and analyse our beloved game. The best...

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Articles

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