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Frank Arnesen's Biography

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Frank Arnesen was born on 30 September 1956 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Arnesen scored 14 goals in 52 appearances for Denmark.

 Frank Arnesen's footballing career included successful stints at Ajax, where he won 3 league titles; Valencia, where he finished as La Liga's top scorer in his first year; and PSV Eindhoven, where he won three more Dutch titles as well as the European Cup and was then appointed assistant to Bobby Robson in 1991. Arnesen is not the only member of Chelsea's past and present management to have assisted Robson - Jose Mourinho is another.

 In 2004 Arnesen left PSV where he had become technical director to join Spurs as sporting director.

 In June 2005 Spurs suspended Arnesen after revealing that there had been an approach for the Dane by Chelsea.

In the end, Chelsea paid an estimated 8 million compensation to Spurs and Arnesen duly became the director of youth development and scouting at Stamford Bridge. His direct boss, is Chelsea CEO, Peter Kenyon.

 Eidur Gudjohnsen told the FA website, when Arnesen joined Spurs: "Not only was he [Frank Arnesen] the first to sign me for PSV and gave me my first professional contract, but the time I was injured in Holland, which was nearly two seasons, he was always willing to give me a helping hand and really try to make me feel positive and as good as possible in such a long injury spell. That just shows what a human being he is, and that's probably what I'm more grateful for than anything else."

 In November 2010, it was announced that Frank Arnesen had resigned as Chelsea's sporting director and would leave the club at the end of the 2010/11 season.

 In February 2011, Frank Arnesen signed a three-year contract to join Hamburg as sporting director in the summer of 2011.

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