International news: Denmark coach Morten Olsen signs a new two-year contract
Morten Olsen has signed a new two-year contract which will keep him in charge of Denmark until 2016.
Last Updated: 12/12/13 1:51pm
The 64-year-old took on the role in July 2000 and has enjoyed a great deal of success during his tenure, leading the Scandinavians to two World Cups in 2002 and 2010 as well as to the 2004 and 2012 Euros.
The Danes failed to qualify for a third World Cup under Olsen in Brazil next summer, being the odd team out of nine in the battle for a play-off spot.
And although Olsen remains disappointed over that, he is already looking ahead to their next qualifying campaign and the chance to win a place in France in 2016.
"I'm really proud of the confidence my employers have shown in me and it a real boost to say yes to a new term," he told the Danish Football Association's website.
"I am one of many who are still annoyed that we could only finish second in the group this time after two first-place finishes in our previous qualifiers, and will therefore not be at next summer's World Cup finals.
"But we will put the disappointment behind us and use our experiences in a constructive way to look forward to what lies ahead.
"It is my aim to get the national team back on track with their results, which the players have the potential to do, and which will make the team the national focus which comes with such results."
Denmark have played 147 matches under Olsen, winning 74 and losing 36 with 37 draws.