Jörgen Lennartsson

Dan Inge Jörgen Lennartsson (born 10 April 1965) is a Swedish football manager and former player.[1] His last position was head coach of Eliteserien club Lillestrøm.

Jörgen Lennartsson
Jörgen Lennartsson.jpg
Personal information
Full name Dan Inge Jörgen Lennartsson
Date of birth (1965-04-10) 10 April 1965 (age 55)
Place of birth Växjö, Sweden
Playing position(s) Midfielder[1]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1983 Växjö Norra IF
1984–1986 FK Växjö
Teams managed
1979–1988 Växjö Norra IF (Youth team)
1989 Vederslöv/Dänningelanda IF
1990–1993 Östers IF (U20 coach)
1994–1999 Helsingborgs IF (U20 coach)
2000–2001 Helsingborgs IF (assistant coach)
2002–2004 BK Häcken
2005 Sweden U17
2005 Sweden U21 (assistant coach)
2006–2010 Sweden U21
2011 Stabæk
2012–2013 IF Elfsborg
2015–2017 IFK Göteborg
2018–2019 Lillestrøm SK
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

CareerEdit

Lennartsson was born in Växjö. He took over Elfsborg from Magnus Haglund who had been in Elfsborg for 8 years, but moved to be the trainer in Lillestrøm SK. Jörgen had been under Elfsborg's radar for a long time, not only for his achievements with the U-21, the bronze medal in UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship, but mostly for his passion to football and his strong authority and leadership. He has much knowledge about football and experience as a trainer after 20 years at the sideline. His first player to buy was Joackim Jørgensen from Sarpsborg 08 in Norway, a player as he described was much alike Jari Ilola. He played in the Europa League qualification 2012–13 with Elfsborg.

[[File:Jörgen Lennartsson, current football manager of IF Elfsborg.png|thumb|left|Lennartsson at a press conference during his time in charge of the Sweden national U21 team.

Lennartsson is former manager of Stabæk, where he started January 2011. Before Stabæk, he was the manager of the Swedish U21 team after he was held in many positions in various clubs in Sweden, the majority of which were youth coach and assistant manager positions.

After the appointment of Erik Hamrén as the head coach of the Sweden national football team there was speculation about Lennartsson being appointed assistant coach.[2]

On 2 August 2010, Stabæk announced that Lennartson would take over as head coach, and replace Jan Jönsson on 1 January 2011. But only after one season in Stabæk Jörgen had to leave his post as a manager due to Stabæks big economic problems. Before Allsvenskan season 2012 Jörgen signed a four-year contract as a head manager for IF Elfsborg.[3]

On 30 September 2013, IF Elfsborg sacked manager Jörgen Lennartsson. [4]

Before the start of the 2015 Allsvenskan season, IFK Göteborg appointed Lennartsson as manager following the sacking of previous head coach Mikael Stahre.[5]

HonoursEdit

ManagerEdit

BK Häcken

IF Elfsborg

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Jörgen Lennartsson at WorldFootball.net
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 July 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://www.dagbladet.no/2010/08/02/sport/jrgen_lennartsson/stabek/jan_jnsson/tippeligaen/12802417/
  4. ^ http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/news/football-swedish-champions-elfsborg-sack-coach-lennartsson-114153726--sow.html
  5. ^ "Lennartsson tar över IFK Göteborg" (in Swedish). IFK Göteborg. 25 November 2014. Retrieved 23 September 2015.

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