Henrik Rydström: “I thought it would be more crass and barren”
Henrik Rydström speaks out about the experience as coach of Malmö FF so far, and about being highlighted as a potential successor to Janne Andersson.
Malmö FF is currently the Allsvenskan league leader under Henrik Rydström’s leadership.
The 47-year-old coach left Kalmar FF to take over the Allsvenskan league rival before the season. Now he talks about the experience in MFF so far.
“It’s not pressure. There is one thing I was surprised by, how prestigious it is here. That was from day one. I thought it would be more crass and barren, that the large organization would feel more inhospitable. But it has been the other way around, says Rydström to Barometern.
“You have immediately felt very welcome, and part of that is that ‘Danne’ (sporting director Daniel Andersson) is very ‘hands on’. I’ve had good sporting directors; Ola Andersson (in IK Sirius) is fantastic, Jörgen (Petersson, Kalmar FF) very good at creating calm around the coaches. And “Danne” with his way of being, it gives me a sense of security to be.
Rydström is also one (of many) coaches who have been linked with the assignment as successor to Janne Andersson as head coach.
Will always be a job that is very flattering, but it is also a completely different job.
“It will always be a job that is very flattering, but it is also a completely different job. I talk to Janne sometimes, we talk about players and about our different work situations. I know he has a collection where he has a maximum of two training sessions, but what do you do at that time? Then there are always things you can do better and worse, but if you talk about the national team, they have a pool of players, which means that the issue should be bigger than just the coach, he says to Barometern.