Ghanaian and African legend Michael Essien has joined Danish Premier Division club Football Club Nordsjælland as an assistant coach.
The Chelsea legend will essentially work as a player coach, while also continuing with his UEFA A Coaching studies via the English FA.
𝗪𝗲𝗹𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗘𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗲𝗻 🇬🇭🐯— FC Nordsjælland 🐯 (@FCNordsjaelland) September 9, 2020
The former Black Star and pro player, Michael Essien, is joining our coaching staff this season 🔥 He’s gonna assist the coaches and participate in the training sessions alongside the players 👀
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Nordsjaelland's head coach Flemming Pedersen expressed his delight on having Essien in the club.
"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 trainings," Pedersen said.
"His career and experience speak for themselves, but when you add his humble and giving personality, this is an exceptional opportunity for us to get a person added to the staff who can help make our environment even more developing for our players and also add valuable input to the coaching team and be our hand on the training pitch.
"We are very much looking forward to welcoming Michael to FCN," he concluded.