Sweden restarts with former Milan player Jon Dahl Tomasson

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Jon Dahl Tomasson è Sweden’s new coach

For the first time in the centuries-old history of the Swedish national soccer team, there will be a foreigner to take on the role of technical commissioner: it is Danish Jon Dahl Tomasson, a former striker also seen in Italy, at Ancelotti’s AC Milan between 2002 and 2005. Confirming the news è was the Swedish Football Federation, through its official channels.

Jon Dahl Tomasson’s first words as Sweden coach

"I look forward to embarking on this important assignment and meeting fans, players and of course the media in Sweden. I want to think, talk and dream in blue and yellow" said Tomasson, 47 years old last August, referring to the colors of the Swedish flag and the official uniform of the Three Crowns national team.

"Jon Dahl Tomasson brings all his experience in international soccer,” explained Andrea Möllerberg, secretary general of the Swedish Football Association, “to take our men’s national team important steps toward a new era. I am happy and proud that a coach of Jon’s caliber has accepted this challenge".

The goal: to lift up a national team in crisis

Joining Jon Dahl Tomasson on the Sweden bench as assistant coach will be Dutchman Remy Reijnierse: with fifteen years of federal experience in the Netherlands, Reijnierse has also served as an assistant coach in Germany, England and Sweden itself. He has already worked with Tomasson at Malmö FF and Blackburn Rovers.

The Tomasson-Reijnierse duo will have to turn around the fortunes of a national team with a great tradition, which, however, after the semifinals of Euro 1992 and third place at the 1994 World Cup in the United States, has not picked up any more notable results. Sweden also missed qualifying for both the 2022 World Cup and the 2024 European Championship.

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