Jari Pyykölä

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Jari Pyykölä
Personal information
Date of birth (1956-02-29) 29 February 1956 (age 65)
Place of birth Vihanti, Finland
Club information
Current team
Tervarit (Coaching Director)
Teams managed
1993–1994 FC 1991
1995 Gällivare SK
1996–1997 FC Jazz
1998–1999 IF Brommapojkarna
1999–2001 FC Lahti
2002–2003 KuPS
2005–2007 VPS
2009 OPS

Jari Pyykölä (born 29 February 1956) is a Finnish football manager. He is currently the Coaching Director of Finnish third-tier club Tervarit.

Pyykölä has managed FC Jazz, FC Lahti, KuPS and VPS in the Finnish premier division Veikkausliiga. He was the head coach of Swedish club IF Brommapojkarna from 1998 to 1999. In 1998 the club was promoted to Superettan. [1]

Pyykölä won the 1996 Finnish Championship title with FC Jazz. Ten months later he was replaced by Jukka Vakkila, just couple of days before the first leg of 1997–98 UEFA Champions League second qualifying round against Feyenoord. [2] In 2008 Pyykölä was named as the head coach of OPS Oulu but he resigned before the season started.


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  1. "Jari Pyykölä ensi kauden päävalmentaja" (in Finnish). Oulun Palloseura. 22 September 2008. Retrieved 24 June 2013.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Veikkausliiga (in Finnish). Retrieved 24 June 2013.