|ESPNsoccernet: Euro 2012|
Denmark coach Morten Olsen has signed a new contract to remain in charge of the team until after the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.
Last November, Olsen stated he would not renew his contract which expired at the end of next year's European Championships in Poland and Ukraine.
However, the former Denmark international has now reassessed his decision and admitted he had been swayed by calls of support from senior players.
"My decision to stop after the European Championships next summer, was the right thing at the moment,'' Olsen told www.dbu.dk. "We had embarked on a new chapter for the national team after the World Cup finals.
"No-one is above the team and therefore I made a decision I felt was right for the national team at that time. But I want to stress that under no circumstances was it due to a lack of motivation.
"During the summer I got calls from both established and newer players in the team, who asked me to reconsider. It was a necessary support from the players to both me as coach and to our common project.
"It gave me a good feeling that together we were doing something really good in the national team.''
Danish Football Association general secretary Jim Hansen was pleased Olsen, who has been in the post for 11 years, had reconsidered.
"I have never concealed the fact that Morten Olsen is the most qualified coach,'' Hansen said. "It is therefore extremely satisfactory that Morten has come back to us with a clear desire to continue his work.''