Magnus Pehrsson

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Magnus Pehrsson
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Personal information
Full name Karl Magnus Pehrsson
Date of birth (1976-05-25) 25 May 1976 (age 44)
Place of birth Malmö, Sweden
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1982–1990 IFK Lidingö
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1993 IF Brommapojkarna 2 (0)
1994–1996 Djurgårdens IF 62 (4)
1996Bradford City (loan) 1 (0)
1997–1998 IFK Göteborg 12 (1)
1999–2003 Djurgårdens IF 72 (9)
Total 149 (14)
Teams managed
2004–2005 Åtvidabergs FF
2006 IK Sirius
2008 GAIS
2009–2010 Aalborg BK
2011–2013 Djurgårdens IF
2013–2016 Estonia
2017–2018 Malmö FF
2019 Kalmar FF
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Karl Magnus Pehrsson (born 25 May 1976) is a Swedish football manager and former professional player who most recently was the manager of Swedish football club Kalmar FF.

Playing career[edit]

Pehrsson started his career in IFK Lidingö.[1] He played for Djurgårdens IF and IFK Göteborg in Sweden, as well as Bradford City in England.[1]

For the 1999 season, he rejoined Djurgården.[2] He retired from football as a player due to an injury in 2003.[3]

Managerial career[edit]

Pehrsson started his managing career as assistant manager in Åtvidabergs FF. He then managed IK Sirius in 2006 and GAIS in 2008.

Aalborg BK (2009–2010)[edit]

In January 2009 he moved from the Swedish leagues to Denmark to coach the Danish Superliga team Aalborg BK.[4]

In his first season AaB managed to finish the Superliga season in 7th with 3 wins and 7 draws from 16 matches under his management.[citation needed] AaB reached the 2008–09 Danish Cup final.[5] In the UEFA Cup AaB were drawn against Deportivo La Coruña. AaB won the first leg at home 3–0[6] and the away leg 1–3 [7] beating Deportivo 6–1 aggregate. AaB thereby earned a place among the last 16 where they faced Manchester City. After a 2–0[8] loss in Manchester in the first leg AaB fought back to tie the score with a 2–0 win at home, but were defeated by 4–3 on penalties.[9]

In his first full season AaB finished 5th in the league with 13 wins, 9 draws and 11 losses.[citation needed] In the 2009–10 Danish Cup AaB were surprisingly knocked out in the round of 16 by 2nd Division (third tier) club Hobro IK[citation needed] and in Europa League AaB lost out to Bosnia and Herzegovina club FK Slavija in the second qualifying round.[10][11]

With 9 points from the first 11 matches in 2010–11 Superliga season he was sacked on 11 October 2010 due to a poor start of the season.[12]

Djurgårdens IF (2011–2013)[edit]

In May 2011 Pehrson was hired by Djurgården to replace Lennart Wass who had been sacked due to a poor start of the 2011 Allsvenskan.[13]

In his first season he managed to bring the team up from 15th to finish 11th and safe from the relegation with a record of 10 wins and 5 draws from 24 matches under his management.[14] In 2011 Svenska Cupen Djurgården were eliminated in the round of 16 by IFK Göteborg.[15]

In 2012 season Djurgården finished 9th in the league with 8 wins, 13 draws and 9 losses.[16] In 2012–13 Svenska Cupen Djurgården finished runners-up, but Pehrsson had already left the club after the quarter-finals.[17]

On 26 April 2013 Pehrsson resigned as manager due to alleged threats against him,[18] though police later dropped the investigation as no legal proof of the threats were found.[19]

Estonian national team (2013–2016)[edit]

On 5 December 2013, Pehrsson was appointed team manager of the Estonian national team.[20] His first match in charge was a win against Gibraltar on 5 March 2014. After a slow start team's form began to pick up and Estonia held high hopes on Euro 2016 qualifying, but a 0–1 loss in a decisive match against Slovenia saw them finishing 4th in group.[21] By mid 2016 the results start to deteriorate: 0–7 loss to Portugal and 0–5 to Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2016 was a blow to a team proud of their defensive record. Pehrsson left the post by mutual consent in September 2016.[22]

Malmö FF (2017–2018)[edit]

On 23 November 2016, Pehrsson was appointed manager of Malmö FF.[23] He led the team to their second consecutive domestic title, winning the 2017 Allsvenskan, but was knocked out of the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League in the second qualifying round.[24]

On 14 May 2018, Pehrsson was sacked as manager of Malmö FF, as the club was placed 10th in Allsvenskan after nine rounds. Niclas Carlnén, managing director at the club, cited that the "results so far are a big disappointment" and stated that the decision was "sad but necessary".[25]

Kalmar FF[edit]

On 27 November 2018, after the end of the 2018 Allsvenskan season, Pehrsson was presented as the new manager of Kalmar FF, a team who ended up at the 10th place in the league.[26] He resigned in October 2019.[27]





Malmö FF

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 6 September 2016[29]
Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Estonia December 2013 September 2016 34 11 9 14 032.35
Total 34 11 9 14 032.35


  1. ^ a b "Fakta: Magnus Pehrssons karriär i korthet". Sveriges Radio (in Swedish). 4 July 2011. Retrieved 5 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-18. Retrieved 2014-10-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Eesti jalgpallikoondise uus peatreener on rootslane Magnus Pehrsson". Delfi (in Estonian). 5 December 2013. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Magnus Pehrsson ny cheftræner i AaB" (in Danish). 12 January 2013. Archived from the original on 3 December 2008. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  5. ^ "FCK vandt pokalslaget mod AaB" [FCK won the Cup battle against AaB] (in Danish). Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  6. ^ "2008/09 UEFA Cup". UEFA. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  7. ^ "2008/09 UEFA Cup". UEFA. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  8. ^ "2008/09 UEFA Cup". UEFA. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  9. ^ "2008/09 UEFA Cup". UEFA. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  10. ^ "Europa League Second qualifying round". UEFA. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  11. ^ "Europa League Second qualifying round". UEFA. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  12. ^ "AaB fyrer Magnus Pehrsson" [AaB firing Magnus Pehrsson] (in Danish). 11 October 2010. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  13. ^ "Wass får sparken - Pehrsson ny manager". Expressen (in Swedish). 3 May 2011. Archived from the original on 6 May 2011. Retrieved 4 May 2011.
  14. ^ "2011 Tabell och resultat - Allsvenskan, herrar" (in Swedish). Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  15. ^ "Svenska Cupen, herrar Matchinformation: IFK Göteborg - Djurgården" (in Swedish). Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  16. ^ "2012 Tabell och resultat - Allsvenskan, herrar" (in Swedish). Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  17. ^ "IFK Göteborg cupvinnare efter straffar" (in Swedish). Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  18. ^ "Magnus Pehrsson och Tommy Jacobson avgår". (in Swedish). Djurgårdens IF. 26 April 2013. Archived from the original on 30 May 2013. Retrieved 26 April 2013.
  19. ^ "Polisen: Inga hot mot Magnus Pehrsson" [Police: No threat to Magnus Pehrsson]. Aftonbladet (in Swedish). 6 May 2013. Retrieved 22 December 2013.
  20. ^ "Eesti koondise tüüri juurde asub rootslane Magnus Pehrsson" [Magnus Pehrsson set for the rudder of Estonian team] (in Estonian). Estonian Football Association. 5 December 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  21. ^ "Eesti unistus purunes Mariboris". Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  22. ^ "Ott Järvela Magnus Pehrssoni pärand, järeldused ja õppetunnid". Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  23. ^ "Magnus Pehrsson ny tränare i Malmö FF" (in Swedish). Malmö FF. 23 November 2017. Archived from the original on 24 November 2016. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  24. ^ "Vardar 3 Malmö 1". UEFA. 18 July 2017. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  25. ^ a b "Daniel Andersson ny huvudtränare i Malmö FF (Daniel Andersson new head coach at Malmö FF)" (in Swedish). Malmo FF. 14 May 2018. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  26. ^ "Officiellt: Magnus Pehrsson ny tränare i Kalmar - efterträder Henrik Rydström". Fotbollskanalen. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  27. ^ "Magnus Pehrsson avgår som tränare för Kalmar FF".
  28. ^ "Prize list: Magnus Pehrsson". Eurosport. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  29. ^ Magnus Pehrsson management career statistics at Soccerbase

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