The current assisting coach for Flensburg Handewitt's Bunedliga team, former Danish male NT playmaker Jan Paulsen (72 NT matches) becomes te new headcoach for Team Esbjerg's female team in the best Danish league.
This will be the 36-year old Paulsen's first headcoach job, before being an assiting coach for first Århus GF's male team in the best Danish league and since assiting coach in Flenburg Handewitt, where he recently decided to stop after this season to seek new challenges as headcoach.
Jan has signed a 3-year contract as headcoach for Team Esbjerg. He said he had other offers, but Team Esbjerg suited him the best.
Btw. Jan Paulsen is a cousin of Flensburg Handewitt's and the Danish NT left wing Lars Christiansen. Before coaching Lars in Flensburg, Jan has played on the Danish NT togehter with cousin Lars Christiansen.
And Jan's girlfriend is the elite badminton player Tine Høy, playing for Team Aarhus Badminton in the best Danish league. (Denmark is by far the Worlds best badminton nation outside Asia and badminton is one of the biggest sports in Denmark. The Danish badminton Federation has 104.514 members compared to 122.647 memebrs of the Danish Handball Federation).
Paulsen's profile: http://www.sg-flensburg-handewitt.de/ja ... .html?&L=2
One thing puzzels me at his careeer profile though:
Achievements: twice Danish Cup Winner, Danish and Norwegian Best Goalkeeper
This is and amazing achievement, especially considering he has never palyed keeper, but playmaker
Articles about the transfer:http://www.sg-flensburg-handewitt.de/24 ... &tx_ttnews
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