Malmo FF are in contact with Freddie Ljungberg over a deal to take over as their head coach, according to a report in Sweden.
Arsenal announced Mikel Arteta as their new head coach on Friday, taking over from interim boss Freddie Ljungberg. Arteta only takes the job on Sunday, meaning Ljungberg will be in charge against Everton tomorrow.
After that, we’ll have to see what the future holds for Ljungberg. The suggestion is that Arsenal hope he’ll stay, but Sportal in Sweden claim he has a head coach offer.
Sportal write that Malmo FF want Ljungberg to replace Uwe Rosler, who left the club a week ago. They’ve made contact with the 42-year-old and he’s on their list of replacements. Ljungberg reportedly has a good relationship with Malmo director Daniel Andersson.
One thing worth noting is that Sportal don’t have a great reputation in Sweden. They’re not one of the country’s top sources, so the rumour could lead to nothing.
From an Arsenal point of view, let’s hope it does. Ljungberg did a great job with the youth players in his first year and keeping him around to support them would be a big positive.