Uffe Pedersen has resigned from his position as manger of Danish Superliga side Odense BK.

Troels Bech and his assistant, Klavs Rasmussen have signed 18-month contracts to replace him at the helm as joint coaches. Pedersen has put his decision to quit down to personal reasons, wishing to spend more time with his family.

“The job as head coach takes a lot of time, and you really do not have any spare time,’ he said.

‘As the job has been interfering with the time I want to spend with my family, I have decided to retire.”

OB, fourth in the Danish top flight, will be sad to see Pedersen go.

Director Kim Brink said: “Uffe Pedersen’s wish to retire as head coach is of course regrettable, but we have decided to grant it.

‘Uffe Pedersen has done a great job as our head coach, and he has contributed considerably to OB’s positive development in the past couple of years.”