Ghana’s legend and former Chelsea midfielder, Michael Essien is enjoying his life on the touchline after starting pre-season as assistant manager of FC Nordsjaelland.
The ex-Black Stars player has been working with the Danish club since last season, but was confirmed assistant coach a few weeks ago on a two-year deal.
In a photo shared by Michael Essien on his Twitter account, the midfield beast shared the excitement of transferring his skills to young players.
He tweeted: “Some midfielders advice to Magnus Andersen. A good friendly game today well done to all the boys. Let’s keep on working hard.”
Some midfielders advice to @magnuskandersen, A good friendly game today well done to all the boys. Let's keep on working hard. @fcnordsjaelland vs @mijnvitesse ⚽️🏃🏃🏿📓🖊 #Delden pic.twitter.com/0iy3wXAM8b
— Michael Essien® (@MichaelEssien) July 6, 2021
FC Nordsjaelland secured a thumping victory over Dutch club, Vitesse in their first pre-season game after beating them 5-0 in Farum.
Ghanaian youngster, Ibrahim Sadiq, and Simon Adinga scored two quick goals in the early minutes of the game before red-hot Kamaldeen Sulemanan who is being chased by several clubs in Europe, netted the third before half-time.
Second half goals from Oliver Antman and Emeka Nnamani sealed an emphatic win for Michael Essian and his FC Nordsjaelland players.
Michael Essien is taking baby steps in a career he is eager to make a name in after hanging his boots two years ago following an illustrious playing career.
The 38-year-old won several titles during his playing career, including the English Premier League, the FA Cup and the UEFA Champions League.
He played for Olympique Lyonnais, Chelsea, Real Madrid, AC Milan and Panathinaikos.
Essien also spent time in Asia, where he played for Indonesian club, Persib Bandung.