FC Nordsjaelland coach Flemming Pedersen is delighted to have Michael Essien part of his staff.
The Chelsea hero has joined FCN as a first team coach and will work closely with the players.
“Michael Essien is not educated yet, but he has a lot of ‘silent knowledge’, as we call it. When he plays with and moves on the field, he naturally directs with our players, and they get a lot of input. We can not do that as coaches, so there is a big difference there,” said Pedersen.
Essien has joined FCN on a deal for the current season, and it’s an addition to the coaching staff that FCN has been seeking for some time.
“We have always looked for a former professional player for the coaching staff, because it is important that we have someone who has tried everything before.
“He will be able to go into training duels, because it’s not just about being physically strong. There is also timing and technique in it, so there he will be of great benefit, and in general he will contribute a lot of small improvements to the players.”