Andersson managing Sweden in 2019
|Full name||Jan Olof Andersson|
|Date of birth||29 September 1962|
|Place of birth||Halmstad, Sweden|
|1988–1989||Alets IK (player manager)|
|1990–1992||Halmstads BK (assistant manager)|
|1993–1998||Laholms FK (player manager)|
|2000–2003||Halmstads BK (assistant manager)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Managing club career
He took over Superettan team Örgryte IS in December 2009, who had just been relegated from Allsvenskan. During Andersson's stay at the club, Örgryte suffered from serious financial problems which eventually led their Superettan licence to be revoked. Andersson left the club after only one season.
In 2011, Andersson was appointed as the manager for IFK Norrköping who were making their comeback in Allsvenskan after two seasons in Superettan. In 2015, he led Norrköping to win the league for the first time in 26 years after defeating defending champions Malmö FF away in the last game.
Sweden national team (2016–)
2018 World Cup
Under Andersson, Sweden qualified for its first FIFA World Cup in 12 years by eliminating the Netherlands and Italy during the qualification process. While at the 2018 World Cup, Sweden experienced its most successful World Cup campaign since 1994, winning Group F ahead of South Korea, Mexico, and reigning world champions Germany. Sweden eliminated Switzerland in the second round before losing to England in the quarter final.
2018–19 UEFA Nations League
UEFA Euro 2020
In July 2016, Andersson was named the 47th best manager in the world by football magazine FourFourTwo. In November 2018, Andersson was named by FourFourTwo as the 17th best manager in the world.
One of his role models is former Swedish handball coach Bengt Johansson, who is from the same neighbourhood (Söndrum) in Halmstad. Johansson served as Andersson's physical education teacher in primary school.
- As of match played 9 January 2020
|Sweden||23 June 2016||present||42||21||10||11||70||36||+34||50.00|
- Andersson rörd av ’Bengans’ hälsning, Aftonbladet, 31 October 2015
- "Landskampsprogram 2016". Swedish Football Association (in Swedish). Retrieved 6 September 2016.