The Republic of Ireland's Euro 2020 qualifying opponents Denmark have announced that former Mainz 05 boss Kasper Hjulmand will take over from Aage Hareide as manager next summer.

The Danish Football Association has announced that Hjulmand, who most recently managed Superliga side Nordsjælland, has signed a four-year deal to take the role from the summer of 2020, following the conclusion of the Euros campaign.

The 47-year-old Dane will replace current national team coach Hareide (65), who has been in charge of the country since 2016, leading them to the last 16 at the 2018 World Cup.

Denmark are second behind Ireland in Group D alongside Switzerland, Georgia and Gibraltar.