Sweden’s Thomas Dennerby was on Saturday appointed head coach of the Indian women’s team for the FIFA U-17 World Cup, bringing with him plenty of success he had tasted with various national squads.
The 60-year-old UEFA Pro Diploma holder comes with a rich coaching experience of 30 years in which he guided Sweden women’s national team to a third-place finish in the FIFA World Cup in 2011, and a quarterfinal spot in the 2012 London Olympics.
His last assignment was with the Nigerian women’s national team, coaching the Super Falcons to the 2019 FIFA World Cup.
He also helped the Nigerian women win the AWCON 2018, and was awarded the 2018 Coach of the Year in Nigeria.
Sweden are currently placed 5 in the FIFA ranking, while Nigeria are at 36.
Welcoming Dennerby on board, All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel said, “Thomas is the right candidate to coach the women’s U-17 team in the 2020 FIFA U-17 women’s World Cup