Freddie Ljungberg emerges as a managerial target of Swedish giants

Arsenal’s interim boss, Freddie Ljungberg could be back as a head coach sooner than we think.

The former attacker was named Arsenal’s interim boss after they fired Unai Emery, but he will be replaced by the new manager, Mikel Arteta after Arsenal’s game against Everton.

He could either be a part of Mikel Arteta’s backroom staff or move back to the club’s Under 23s, however, a report from Sportal.se is claiming that a Swedish team wants him as their new manager.

The report claims that Malmo has made contact with Ljungberg about their vacant managerial position. The club has just parted ways with Uwe Rosler formerly of English sides, Wigan and Leeds.

Ljungberg’s only senior managerial role has been his interim job at Arsenal and he has just one win to his CV so far.

Malmo may have to battle with Arsenal to secure his services should Mikel Arteta decide that he wants him to stay.

Ljungberg remains open to staying at Arsenal, but Arteta has not committed to making him a part of his backroom staff as of yet.

Freddie has definitely done his profile a lot of good and there will be job opportunities for him. Whether it will be back in his homeland is uncertain but you have to think it can only be a matter of time before he starts his managerial career in earnest.

10 Comments

  1. ThirdManJW says:

    I would prefer to have Ljungberg in, and around the club if possible. We’ve needed involvement from former players for years, and now we have the likes of Mertesacker, Ljungberg, Arteta, and Edu, at different tiers within the club. I hope we can continue to build on this. Would love to see the likes of Keown, Henry, Bergkamp, Adams, Vieira, Campbell at the club at some point as well, although not in a managerial/head coach role.

  2. agu eman says:

    Swedish Giants 🙂
    Freddie is a club Legend and has been doing great work with the U23
    but Arsenal preferred a man 6 years younger who had no managerial experience.
    What does that say about what Arsenal think of Freddie as a Manager?
    Arsenal believe Freddie does not have the profile for an Arsenal manager.
    So should he accept the job with the Swedish “Giants”
    No Freddie is way better than that. Freddie should manage in a top league.
    Clubs like Southampton Watford Villa Newcastle Westham even Everton
    could ditch their managers in the new year if they do not pick up points.
    In the summer there will be a slew of clubs looking for Managers.
    So just stay cool till after school and coach the U23 with one eye on Managerial jobs.

  3. gotanidea says:

    As much as I want Ljungberg to focus on our youngsters, I would take the offer if I were him. I believe his ambition is to become a manager, unless he is happy to take care of the youngsters

    We need people who gladly dedicate themselves to their jobs, not the ones who are disillusioned, work half-heartedly and make gossips in the back. This apply to the players too, who can leave if they are unwilling to give their 100% to the team

  4. Eddie says:

    I see all the reason as to why people wants him to stay, but staying to be on charge of the U23 means wanting him to stay in his comfort zone.
    I’ll gladly let him leave to Malmo.
    He’ll have the chance and resources to be a top coach in the Swedish league.
    He builds his career from there, maybe some time later in the future he comes back home.
    He needs to take the Malmo offer if he’s really wanted over there.

    1. moses setim says:

      Agree, I love Fredi and I think too he should take the job, because there he can prove his capabilities as a coach and then when Arteta decides to call time at Arsenal he can take over.

      1. Invisible says:

        But Arteta is staying for the long haul, very very long, gonna best Le Prof longevity

    2. Diogenes says:

      Yes, if true, he should start his managerial career in Sweden. Didn’t hurt Potter’s career, in fact started it in earnest.
      A return to U23 is not a good idea for his development, and while Arteta said he wanted him to stay, it’s doubtful he would be given the assistant coach job.
      Waiting for a top job in England – there’s no guarantee he would get one, although starting in the Championship would also be a good idea if Malmo thing doesn’t happen.

  5. James king Salam says:

    Freddie should stay back, his contributions will help us rebuild our team fast.

  6. Sue says:

    I’d love for Freddie to stick around.

  7. Tony says:

    There isn’t anything like his contributions.. If his wanted there(Malmo) he should be gone there. In a common sense view’ the offer is way too polite and it came at the right time.

    I wouldn’t want him backing Arteta up. He Arteta” should start it up with with his own staff.

    Freddie’ should go elsewhere and do his thing; and Malmo” ain’t bad to start with.

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