Wednesday 28 September 2016

Sweden announce coaching departure following Euro 2016 campaign

Philip O'Connor

Published 01/02/2016 | 09:16

Sweden coach Erik Hamren
Sweden coach Erik Hamren

Sweden coach Erik Hamren is to step down after the June-July Euro 2016 finals in France, the Swedish Football Association confirmed today

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Despite beating neighbours Denmark in a playoff to reach the finals, Hamren had been expected to quit after the tournament, with Sweden failing to make the 2014 World Cup and finishing third in their Euro qualifying group behind Austria and Russia.

"He has given us a decision that he is going to step down," FA vice-chairman Lars-Christer Olsson told state broadcaster SVT on Monday.

Hamren, who took over from Lars Lagerback in 2009, will take charge of the side when they open their Euro 2016 campaign against Ireland at Stade de France on June 13, before further Group E matches against Italy and Belgium.

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