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Pia Sundhage to step down as Sweden head coach after UEFA EURO 2017

Pia Sundhage will retire as the Swedish WNT head coach after the UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 which will take place in the Netherlands.

Pia Sundhage’s successor will be announced later today in a press conference. Sundhage first took the role as Sweden WNT head coach after the 2012 London Olympics where she won Gold with USA

Originally, Pia Sundhage was to step down from the head coach role after the Rio 2016 Olympics, in which she won silver with Sweden, but was given a renewal contract for the European Championship.

The new coach, who is expected to be announced today, will take over as Sweden women’s national team coach after the European Championship, with the first goal being to qualify for the FIFA Women’s World Cup, France 2019.

Sweden WNT head coaches to date

2012–2017: Pia Sundhage
2005–2012: Thomas Dennerby
1996–2005: Marika Domanski Lyfors
1992–96: Bengt Simonsson
1988–91: Gunilla Paijkull
1980–87: Ulf Lyfors
1979: Ulf Bergquist
1977–78: Tord Grip
1974–76: Hasse Karlsson
1973: Christer Molander

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