The TFF announced yesterday that a Danish tactician, Jan Paulsen, will take over as the national team head coach after Marcio Maximos contract expires next month. TFF secretary general Fredrick Mwakalebela said the 64-year-old coach, who also played for Boldklubben Frem, would start training Taifa Stars on August 1. Mwakalebela said the Dane met all required qualifications to replace the Brazilian and would soon sign a two- year deal. It has been a long process, but at last we attained our ultimate goal. Paulsen has a wide experience and holds a professional licence in soccer, hence we hope hell help uplift our standard, the TFF official said. Mwakalebela said about 60 coaches from around the world tendered their applications seeking to replace Maximo. The outspoken Brazilian coach, who winds up his fourth year in Tanzania next month, has contributed immensely to transform Tanzanian soccer. Paulsen started his coaching career in the 1980s after hanging up his boots and returned as Boldklubben coach before switching to Koge Boldklub. In 1990, he was named Richard Moller Nielsen's assistant for his countrys national team and he was part of the team that won the Euro in 1992. After the win in 1992, he was promoted to head coach of the Denmark national under-21 football team. He held the position until 1999 when he was named new sporting director of the Singapore national team. When Vincent Subramaniam was sacked in 2001 due to bad results, Paulsen stepped in to replace him. This did not help Singapore and Poulsen was sacked in 2002. He then returned to Denmark to a couple of minor coaching jobs. In 2006, he made an agreement with Greve Fodbold to become their head coach, but at the same time he got an offer to coach the Jordan U-20 team. In the end he accepted the Jordan job and two years later he was appointed the head coach of Armenia. On March 30, 2009, Poulsen was relieved of his duties from the Football Federation of Armenia.