Next Sweden Manager Odds

On October 2nd, the Swedish Football Association confirmed that Janne Andersson would not be continuing in his role as Sweden manager after the nation failed to qualify for the 2024 European Championship. Andersson had managed the Swedish national team since June 2016 and has an impressive win rate of 52.22%. However, failure to qualify for back-to-back tournaments has been deemed as unacceptable and the Swedish manager has unfortunately lost his job. This opens up the question, who will be the next manager of Sweden?

Who will be the next Sweden Manager?

Whoever takes on the role of next Sweden coach has to be someone that the Swedish Football Association believe can take them to the next level, the quality is there in the squad. Andersson showed that as Sweden beat France, Italy and Spain during his tenure alongside making a World Cup quarter-final, so whoever comes in has big shoes to fill but they will get time.

Perhaps the most exciting name in the list is former Chelsea manager Graham Potter, who started his managerial career in Sweden with Östersunds FK. After an exceptional spell at Brighton & Hove Albion, Potter ultimately failed at Chelsea and may look to take on an international job rather than a job at club level. However, the Swedish FA, historically have gone for Swedish managers who played in Sweden at an amateur level in their playing days. Two names that could be of interest are Swedish legends Henrik Larsson and Olof Mellberg. However, neither have a wealth of managerial experience behind them.

One man that fits the bill is Jimmy Thelin, the current manager of IF Elfsborg, a team who were in the relegation places when Thelin took over back in 2018, they are currently fighting for the league title in 2023 and have chance of winning the league this season. If they do, Thelin could be tempted to take up another opportunity at a higher level. As it stands the betting odds have him as the favourite. However, sports bets could begin to favour other managers if Elfsborg fall short this season, with a belief that Thelin may look to win the title next season, if they fail this time around.

Longshot odds for Sweden manager role

When you go further down the betting odds there are a number of longshot odds that you might consider adding to your bet slip. One manager to consider is Peter Gerhardsson who currently manages the Swedish women's team and has brought them success with back-to-back Women's World Cup third place medals, beating England in the 2019 play-off and beating Australia in the 2023 play-off. Sweden currently sit at the top of the Women's rankings after sitting in 6th when Gerhardsson took over, questions will remain if he can do the same in the men's game for his country.

Another name that could be considered is Fredrik Ljungberg, the former Arsenal winger is one of the most recognisable names across Europe. However, he has little to no experience, he managed youth teams at Arsenal and was promoted to interim head coach when Unai Emery was sacked following a draw at home to Southampton. Ljungberg didn't have a great record during this time but stranger things have happened.

Previous Sweden Managers

2016-2023Janne Andersson53-12-29
2009-2016Erik Hamren45-16-22
2004-2009Lars Lagerback15-12-11
1998-2004Tommy Soderberg39-29-19
1991-1997Tommy Svensson44-23-20

With 53 wins, Janne Andersson has more victories as Sweden manager than any other coach. However, only two managers have lasted longer than him in the role. It looks likely that Jimmy Thelin will take over the role at the end of the season and with quality such as Alexander Isak, Dejan Kulusevski and Emil Forsberg at his disposal, he will hope to end their run of back-to-back failures to qualify. If he can build the Swedish national team as well as he has pushed IF Elfsborg, then they could be very successful in their next campaigns.

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