As Danish champions, FC Copenhagen are automatically qualified for the Champions League group phase this season. After missing the Champions League group phase 4 times with Anderlecht - the Brussels club failed to survive the preliminaries on each occasion - and once with FC Copenhagen last season, it looked as if Jacobs would finally get a real taste of the Champions League with Copenhagen this season, but this time he was sacked even before the group phase starts in September, after picking up only 2 points from 5 matches.
Speaking in Het Nieuwsblad, Ariël Jacobs keeps calm. "I want to thank the club and its fans for the chance they gave me and the excellent cooperation. I always felt welcome here and will keep only the good memories. I only hope that FCK will reclaim its place at the top of the Danish table soon. Now, I will first enjoy the time I have with my family."