Bo Johansson


Bo Johansson

Infobox Football biography
playername = Bo Johansson
fullname = Bo Johanssen
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1942|11|28
cityofbirth = Kalmar
countryofbirth = Sweden
currentclub = none
years =
clubs =
caps(goals) =
manageryears = 1973
1974-1976
1977-1978
1979-1981
1982-1983
1984-1985
1986-1988
1988-1989
1990-1991
1992-1994
1995
1996-2000
2003-2004
2005
managerclubs = Kalmar FF
Lindsdals IF
Kalmar FF
Östers IF
Kalmar FF
FK Jerv
Östers IF
Panionios F.C.
Iceland
Silkeborg IF
HJK Helsinki
Denmark
IFK Göteborg
Molde FK

Bo Johansson, nicknamed "Bosse", (born 27 November 1942) is a Swedish former football player and current football coach.

Johansson was a player for fourteen years with Kalmar FF and Lindsdals IF, though he did not win any trophies as a player. In 1977 he was appointed coach in his former club of Kalmar FF, a job he held for two years before switching to local rivals Öster IF. Here he would remain for three years, leading Öster IF to back-to-back Swedish Allsvenskan championships in 1980 and 1981. Bo Johansson went on to coach Norwegian club FK Jerv, Greek club Panionios NFC, and started an international career coaching the Iceland national team. He would have to wait 13 years for his next title, until he in 1994 coached Danish team Silkeborg IF to the national Danish Superliga championship.

In 1996 he was appointed Danish national team coach, taking over from Richard Møller Nielsen who had managed the Danish team to the 1992 European Championship (Euro 1992) title, but subsequently suffered lacklustre results. Bo Johansson presented a more offensive way of playing and he was successful in revitalising the Danish team, leading it to the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France, which was to become one of the heights in Danish football. Despite a loss in the group stage to later tournament winners France, Denmark managed to go through to the final 16 where they put an attractive style of football on display, beating Nigeria 4-1 before losing out 2-3 in the quarter-final to the later silver medalists from Brazil.

Unfortunately, "Bosse" couldn't live up to the result and play from the 1998 World Cup two years later at the Euro 2000 in the Netherlands and Belgium. The Danish team lost all the games in the group stage and was eliminated. During the Euro 2000, Bo Johansson made public that he wouldn't continue with the team after the tournament, and following the Danish exit he was applauded off the pitch by the travelling Danish fans. In all, he managed the Danish national team for 40 matches, resulting in 17 victories, nine draws and 14 losses.

In he 2003 was appointed coach for the Swedish club IFK Göteborg, he retired in 2004. He made a comeback in 2005, leading Molde F.K. to victory in the Norwegian Cup. However, the club had a disappointing season in the league, and Johansson quit after the season.

Philosophy

Apart from being a football coach, Bo Johansson is also a public speaker, primarily talking about management, as his approach to football coaching is somewhat different from many football coaches. He works from ten clear ground rules:

# Be "open" to others. Consideration gives you the feeling of well-being, which leads to progress.
# Remember, we're all "different". We can be in different moods. Don't always point out the errors and short-comings of others. Respect others eccentricities. You have some yourself!
# Don't demand you have to be "perfect". There are a number of factors in most situations, which you can not control or alter. Don't take accidental adversities too seriously.
# Do not destroy the "belief" in yourself by comparing your weak sides with the strengths of others.
# Be aware that "encouragement" and praise brings out the best in people. Too much negative criticism brings out the worst in people. By showing that you trust your friends, you show them their importance and skill.
# Be "grateful" for what others do for you. Be kind to your friends. Treat others like you want them to treat you.
# Be "helpful" to others. Show respect, sympathy, and understanding to the one who seeks your help. Do not worry. Keep a hold of the goodness that you have in you.
# Keep the thoughts of others to yourself. Be "dependable". Never promise anything that you are not sure you can keep.
# Always think "positively".
# What you want from life comes from other people. If you want to be admired, respected or loved, it will entirely come though "other people". Never through material things. Therefore you must "understand" other people. And you won't be able to do that before you understand yourself.

Honours

*Allsvenskan 1980 and 1981
*Danish Superliga 1994
*Norwegian Cup 2005

External links

* [http://www.dbu.dk/page.aspx?id=326 Danish national team statistics]
*da icon [http://www.dgi.dk/redaktionen/krumspring/2-2004/johansson.aspx Philosophy]


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