John Jensen

Where is John Jensen now?

John Jensen, a cult hero at Arsenal, retired from playing full-time in 1999 after moving back to Denmark to take on a player-manager role at Herfolge.

One of only 12 foreign players to play in the opening weekend of the new Premier League season in 1992, he spent four years in North London winning the FA Cup and the UEFA Cup Winner’s Cup.

Jensen was also an important member of the Denmark national side that won the 1992 UEFA European Championships.
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After a succesful title-winning first season as player-manager of Herfolge he was sacked the following season when they were relegated.

In 2002 he joined Brondby as assistant manager to Michael Laudrup where he stayed for four years before following his former Danish national side team-mate to Spanish side Getafe.

He stayed there for just one season before returning to Denmark again in 2009 when he was appointed manager of Randers.

Unfortunately he was sacked after just six months after an 11-game spell which saw his side suffer nine losses and two draws.

In January 2011 Jensen made a return to English football when he was appointed as assistant manager to Steve Kean at Blackburn Rovers.

However he left the role just eight months later for reasons unknown and returned to Denmark where he was hired by Brondby as a consultant.

In May 2014 he was appointed as manager of Danish third division side Fremad Amager but left the role in September 2018 to take temporary charge of the Danish national side after a dispute between the Danish football association and the players.

In July 2019, Jensen made a return to Arsenal in his current role as head scout for the club in Scandanavia.

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