Claus Jensen leaves Fulham because Lawrie Sanchez plays the long-ball game


18th, May 2007

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jensen_claus_ffc_profile_2006.jpgIf only all footballers were as principled as Claus Jensen, who refused a one-year contract extension at Fulham because he didn’t like the long-ball philosophy of new boss Lawrie Sanchez.
Jensen said: ‘I didn’t see a future for me at the club, the way Lawrie Sanchez wants to play doesn’t appeal… The long-ball game has been pretty much what we’ve been doing and that isn’t my kind of football.’ A friend of mine who supports Fulham emailed me when Sanchez was appointed voicing exactly the same concern – Sanchez’s teams are very direct, although it’s too early to say that Fulham will therefore play dull football next season.
Jensen, a classy footballer who has never quite fulfilled his potential in England, is now a free agent and I’m sure he’ll find a new club – at Championship level perhaps – quote easily. [Via BBC]

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  1. joe says:

    I still can’t fathom why any coach, and especially sensible ones like Lawrie and Cookie, would ever pick Michael Effing Brown ahead of CJ… It’s just no competition