J÷nsson finally presented as new coach

Today it was official: Jan J÷nsson will take charge at Rosenborg in 2011.

Photo: Thomas Karlsen

Jan Anders J÷nsson

Born: 24/05/1960
Birthplace: Halmstad, Sweden

Playing career: Tr÷nninge (-1977), Halmstad (1978-91), Sanfrecce Hiroshima (1992-93) and Vissel Kobe (1995-96)
Playing honours: Swedish league champion 1979 (Halmstad)

Coaching career: Sanfrecce Hiroshima (assistent 1992-94), Vissel Kobe (assistent 1995-97), Ljungskile (1998-00), Landskrona (2001-04), StabŠk (2005-10) and Rosenborg (2011-)
Coaching honours: Norwegian league champion 2008 (StabŠk)
Already this winter the Swede more or less agreed with Rosenborg. 27 June he signed a 4-year-deal, which today was made public.

"The board this January discussed whether we should wait for him. J÷nsson was such a strong candidate in this proscess, that we decided to wait until we could begin negotiations with him," Rosenborg president Terje Svendsen told rosenborg.info.

J÷nsson had a clause in his expiring StabŠk contract, preventing him from signing for a new club before 1 July. But because of the World Cup break StabŠk did let him sign a few days earlier on.

The deal was kept secret due to yesterday's match between StabŠk and Rosenborg.

"J÷nsson is kind of an atypical Swedish coach. Swedish coaches always have been focusing on the defence while J÷nsson is genuine focused on the attacking play. So he fits very well for us," Svendsen concludes.

J÷nsson completes the 2010 season at StabŠk, where he the last three years has secured gold, silver and bronze in the league. Meanwhile Nils Arne Eggen will lead Rosenborg to (hopefully) a new championship.

[Thomas Myren, 26. July 2010, 19:55]

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