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Jeppesen steps down as FC Copenhagen director

Lars Bo Jeppesen has stepped down as director of commercial activities at Danish Superliga football club FC Copenhagen and its parent company Parken Sport & Entertainment.

Jeppesen’s resignation comes as the club’s Parken Stadium, which is also owned by Parken Sport & Entertainment, prepares to host matches at this summer’s rescheduled UEFA Euro 2020 national tournament.

FC Copenhagen said in a statement that the club’s day-to-day commercial and sports departments would continue to report to the board as normal following Jeppesen’s departure.

Jeppesen joined Parken Sport & Entertainment in April 2020, having previously worked at the Dentsu agency in various roles.

Jeppesen said: “I have been incredibly happy with my time with Parken, but it never became the task I had imagined, and I feel that it is best for everyone with the season behind us that I seek new paths. 

“It’s been tough for the whole organisation, but luckily we’re about to be out on the other side of the storm now and I feel it’s time to try something different for me personally. I want to look back on a good collaboration with the board, the owners and the many talented employees in the group, who I will miss working with in everyday life.”

Allan Linneberg-Agerholm, chairman of the board of Parken Sport & Entertainment, added: “We would like to thank Lars Bo for his hard work for Parken Sport & Entertainment through a year with many unforeseen challenges, and where closures have made it very difficult to run our business, including the part Lars Bo has been responsible for. 

“We have great respect for the fact that it has been a difficult task, and we have now agreed to take new paths individually after a difficult year for all. We wish Lars Bo all the best in the future.”

Parken Stadium will host Denmark’s three group stage matches at Euro 2020, as well as a last-16 fixture. The 38,000-capacity stadium is set to welcome at least 11,000 fans for the tournament, which is being held in 11 cities across Europe.

Image: FC Copenhagen