Liverpool icon Daniel Agger returns to football with first managerial role

Liverpool hero Daniel Agger is back in football and has taken the first step in his management career.

The former centre-back has taken the helm at Danish side HB Koge, who finished mid-table in the second tier last season.

Agger became a cult hero at Anfield due to his admiration for the club, even going so far as to have 'YNWA' tattooed on his knuckles.

The defender, who was capped 75 times by Denmark, retired in 2016 after a stint at Brondby, and left football afterwards.

Shortly after retiring, he started up a sewer company in Denmark and has managed it since 2016.

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But now, he has stepped back into the footballing world by taking the top job at Koge.

Agger was officially unveiled at the second-tier side on Wednesday after signing a three-year contract.

The Dane explained why he felt the timing was right for him to make his first step into management.

The former centre-back said: “The idea of returning to a new role in the football industry, and testing myself, has matured over the past year.

“HB Koge is the perfect place for me to start.

“The club has sound values and a solid foundation.

“What matters to me is that I personally know several of the people who run HB Koge.

“I'm very much looking forward to getting started – and I look forward to coming under pressure once more.”

Agger will also be reuniting with former Brondby sporting director Per Rud, who is Koge's chief executive.

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