Bo Johansson

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Bo Johansson
Personal information
Full nameBo Johansson
Date of birth (1942-11-28) 28 November 1942 (age 77)
Place of birth Kalmar, Sweden
Teams managed
1973 Kalmar FF
1974–1976 Lindsdals IF
1977–1978 Kalmar FF
1979–1981 Östers IF
1982–1983 Kalmar FF
1984–1985 FK Jerv
1986–1988 Östers IF
1988–1989 Panionios
1990–1991 Iceland
1992–1994 Silkeborg IF
1995 HJK Helsinki
1995–1996 Kalamata
1996–2000 Denmark
2003–2004 IFK Göteborg
2005 Molde FK
2010 Åtvidabergs FF (assistant)

Bo "Bosse" Johansson (born 28 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 for his former club of Kalmar FF, a job he held for two years before switching to local rivals Öster IF. He would remain there for three years, leading Östers 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 1994 when he led 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 had 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.

"Bosse" couldn't live up to the result and play at 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. In 1999, Bo Johansson had made public that he wouldn't continue with the team after the tournament but he always remained popular. Following the Danish exit he was applauded off the pitch by the Danish fans. Totally, he coached the Danish national team throughout 40 matches, resulting in 17 victories, nine draws and 14 losses.

In 2003, he 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. 2010, he returned to coaching as assisting coach in the Swedish club Åtvidaberg.


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