As a player, he was a midfielder from 1982 to 1998. He notably spent twelve years playing in England with Liverpool. After starting his career with Kolding, he moved on to Ajax before spending more than a decade at Liverpool. He was capped 33 times by Denmark, scoring twice.
After leaving Liverpool he became player-manager of Swansea City, where he spent two years, and then managed Kidderminster Harriers, guiding them to promotion to the Football League in 2000. He later had a brief spell as manager of Hull City and then a brief spell back in charge of Kidderminster Harriers.