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Jan Sørensen

The former Walsall manager has died at the age of 68.
Bescot Banter - Walsall FC NewsWe are saddened to learn of the passing of former Walsall manager Jan Sørensen, who has died at the age of 68.

Born in Glostrup, Denmark on Saturday, 14th May 1955 Jan began his career in the beautiful game with Glostrup IC before joining BK Frem ahead of the 1977/78 season.

After just one season with BK Frem, Jan went on to move to Belgium, where he would join Club Brugge where he would help the team to reach the 1978 European Cup Final, which resulted in a defeat to Liverpool.

He enjoyed six seasons at Club Brugge, scoring a total of 63 goals in 185 matches, and winning two Belgian Jupiler League championships before joining FC Twente in 1983.

Spells with Feyenoord, Excelsior, and Ajax followed before he ended his thirteen-year playing career, which also saw him make some eleven appearances for the Danish national side, with Portuguese side Portimonense SC.

After hanging up his boots Jan made his move to the Midlands to take the Walsall job, which he retained for almost a year before being dismissed in May 1998.

His spell in WS1 will be remembered for a superb run in the FA Cup, which culminated in a trip to Old Trafford where they took on Manchester United.

Along with his spell in WS1, Jan also operated the Prince of Wales pub in Tamworth.

We would like to pass on our sincere condolences to Jan’s family and friends during this truly sad time.
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