Martin Sjögren named as Norway’s Womens Team Coach

Martin Sjögren led Linköping to series championships in Sweden in the current season – without loss. Previously he has led LdB FC to two league championships.

He has extensive experience as a coach at the top level in the Swedish women’s football. Now he is ready to take over the Norwegian women’s national team.

– This is a great day for me. Norway has proud traditions on the women’s side and has some of Europe’s best players on the team today. We are in the midst of a generational change, but this team has the potential to perform at a high level already. We will work hard and well to be best prepared for what will happen in the Netherlands in July, says Sjögren.

Toppfotball manager Nils Johan Semb has led the operational work in the appointment of new coach.

– Martin has extensive experience of Swedish women’s football with good results from different clubs. He has a strong and recognized name in Sweden, and he has convinced us in our conversations and interviews that he is the best candidate in relation to the profile we’ve worked for. This is a long term project with a young team, while we have the skills to do it well already in EM, says top football manager Nils Johan Semb.

The Executive Committee approved the appointment of Sjögren on a telephone conference Sunday evening.

– The Executive Committee is satisfied with the work performed and not least that Martin Sjögren will be our new coach. He has made a solid impression, and on behalf of the Executive Committee, I look forward to both the European Cup and hopefully future championship with a young Norwegian team in strong development, says soccer president Terje Svendsen.
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