He told Marca: "I already said a year and a half ago that I'm in my last stage as a coach. This work from Qatar will be my last or second last team. This summer I will be 54 years old. When I left football in '98, I never thought I would be coaching for so long.
"In 2000, I said yes to be second to Morten Olsen in the Danish national team and ... until today. Then, I said to myself: 'I'm going to try a couple of years training and we'll see'. And I've been coaching for almost 18 years, although I was only 14.5 years in practice. But there are other things in life. I love football, but the daily routine ... It's the same repetition everywhere: training, travel, concentration..."