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Norling walks out on Malmö

Published: Wednesday 27 November 2013, 12.07CET
"It's been an incredible journey which I will always remember fondly," said Rikard Norling after he stunned Malmö FF by resigning after leading the club to this season's Swedish title.
Norling walks out on Malmö
Rikard Norling is leaving Malmö after two years in charge ©Getty Images
Published: Wednesday 27 November 2013, 12.07CET

Norling walks out on Malmö

"It's been an incredible journey which I will always remember fondly," said Rikard Norling after he stunned Malmö FF by resigning after leading the club to this season's Swedish title.

Malmö FF coach Rikard Norling has announced that he is to leave the club on 30 November after leading them to their 17th Swedish title.

The 42-year-old, who replaced Roland Nilsson as Malmö coach in 2011, said: "I want to stress that I've had a fantastic time here, getting to play in the group stage of the [2011/12] Europa League, winning the Swedish title and Super Cup. It feels tremendous to have achieved all this with a club as fine as Malmö FF.

"I understand if some people feel disappointed. It is not my wish to leave any bad feelings behind me. Instead, I want to thank everyone for this time. It's been an incredible journey which I will always remember fondly."

Malmö managing director Per Nilsson admitted that Norling's decision had come as a shock. "This came completely out of the blue," he said. "We were notified yesterday. We have had a fantastic year together and were looking forward to the next one."

Last updated: 27/11/13 12.13CET

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