|Full name||Jakob Michelsen|
|Date of birth||30 September 1980|
|Place of birth||Tønder, Denmark|
|1994–2001||TM Tønder (youth)|
|2001–2004||Kolding FC (youth)|
|2005–2007||IK Skovbakken (youth)|
|2007–2009||IK Skovbakken (women)|
His career started by coaching TM Tønder's team of 10-year old boys. He later coached youth teams at Kolding FC and IK Skovbakken, and in 2007 he became head coach of the women team of IK Skovbakken playing in the Danish top tier, Elitedivisionen.
In January 2009 he became new manager of IK Skovbakken's senior male team i the Denmark Series. He managed the club to a promotion to the Danish 2nd Divisions in 2010. Because of his success at Skovbakken he was hired as new manager of the Danish 1st Division team Hobro IK in January 2011.
Following one and a half year good years at Hobro he was brought to Tanzania to coach the Tanzania national U17 and U20 team by fellow Dane Kim Poulsen in 2012. In March 2014 he returned to Denmark to manage Skive IK.
In Skive he took the 2 division team up into 1. division and underway the team made a Danish record with 18 consecutive wins.
In July 2015 he replaced Lars Søndergaard as manager of SønderjyskE in the Danish Superliga. after Sønderjyske bought him out of his contract in Skive. In his first season, he took the SønderjyskE into new successful heights and was the coach behind the club's historical 2:th place in the 2015–16 Danish Superliga. He was later named "coach of the year" in 2015 by the Danish Football Association.
He has been called the "mini Mourinho", as a homage to the Portuguese manager José Mourinho, because of his good tactical skills.
On the 30th of November 2016 he agreed terms with Swedish side Hammarby Fotboll, signing a three-year deal. Although, he will effectively join his new club on the 1st of January 2017.
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- Skive plukker træner i Tanzania
- Sønderjyske har fundet Lars Søndergaards afløser
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- Jakob Michelsen ny huvudtränare i Hammarby