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Football coach hits reporter, gets sacked next day

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A top Danish football coach has been sacked from his job a day after hitting a reporter during an interview.

Ove Christensen was voted Denmark's manager of the year last season for saving Randers from relegation in the SAS-Ligaen, but his team have been struggling this season and lost 4-0 to Brondby on Monday.

After that match, Christensen took exception to what he thought were "stupid questions" from a pitchside reporter so he decided to hit the reporter on the arm.

The reporter in question then said "why did you hit me?" to which Christensen replied "because you did a good job" in a sarcastic manner.

A day later Christensen was out of a job, although Randers said they sacked him to try and avoid relegation and not because of his altercation with the reporter.

Randers are currently third from bottom in the 12-team Danish league. The bottom two teams are relegated, with Randers currently out of the drop zone on goal difference only.

Watch the extraordinary interview in the video below - and on a completely unrelated point, don't you think Christensen is the spitting image of actor Harrison Ford?

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