Denmark's Kasper Hjulmand rules himself out of Aston Villa job
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Denmark's Kasper Hjulmand rules himself out of Aston Villa job

Denmark national team head coach Kasper Hjulmand has ruled himself out of the vacant managerial position at Aston Villa.

Villa parted ways with manager Dean Smith over the weekend after a spate of poor results and while Hjulmand has been linked with the job, he admitted that he wasn't interested in leaving his current workstation.

Speaking while preparing the Danish national team in their forthcoming tests, Kasper told Ekstra Bladet via Sky Sports: "I'm happy to be the Danish national coach, and I'm not going anywhere right now.

"I think I have only just started and I am in the process of finding out what this team can do. I love the job. For me, it is a big challenge to see how far we can go (and) how well we can get to play, because we have a very exciting team."

Hjulmand galvanized Denmark to recover from the shock of Christian Eriksen suffering a cardiac arrest in the Euro 2020 group stage to reach the semi-finals, where they lost to England and apart from him, Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard and Belgium coach Roberto Martinez are some of the names that have been linked with the team.

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