Former Rovers defender Lars Jacobsen has made his first move into coaching alongside Daniel Agger.

Jacobsen will assist former Liverpool defender, and ex-Danish international team-mate, Agger at HB Koge.

Agger has been named as head coach, with 41-year-old Jacobsen taking over as his assistant.

HB Koge finished the regular Danish second division season in sixth, with 30 points from 22 games.

The pair have both signed deals through to 2024, with the club looking to achieve promotion to the top flight in that timeframe.

Jacobsen, a right back in his playing days, signed for Rovers on a two-year deal in the summer of 2009 after leaving Everton. He played 15 times in his debut season at the club, but left on the August deadline day of 2010 to join West Ham United.

He won 86 caps for his country, including three appearances at the 2010 World Cup while under contract at Rovers.

He said of his new role: “Daniel and I have talked for several years about us doing something together. 

“Now we have to see if our ideas can bear. We have met many talented coaches, and we will bring those experiences into play in HB Koge. Daniels and my relationship have many layers, but first and foremost it is about loyalty. 

“Loyalty is also defined so that we can discuss football and management without filter. We know what we want and can do, but it is also important to say that we do not imagine that we are world champions. We will make mistakes along the way, no doubt.

“We knew we were going to throw ourselves into something together. We have been waiting for the right project, and we believe that this is it.”