Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien joins the coaching staff of Nordsjelland

Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien joins the coaching staff of Nordsjelland

Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien has joined the coaching staff of Nordsjelland for the 2020/21 season, the Danish club have officially confirmed.

The ex-Ghana international spent the previous year at Azerbaijani side Sabail as a player-coach.

He has not announced his retirement from professional football, but Nordsjelland employ him specifically as a coach.



"In the coaching staff we’ve experienced Michael Essien as both curious and hungry for knowledge before and after the training sessions, but at the same time also contributing and giving among the players during the training," Nordsjaelland head coach Flemming Pedersen said.

Essien does not hide his ambitions to become a successful coach, so let's wish him success in his first role off the pitch! Follow us on Google newsTwitter and on Facebook
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