Göteborg get Johansson

Former Denmark coach Bo Johansson is the new man in charge of Swedish club IFK Göteborg.

Bo Johansson was presented today as the new coach of Swedish club IFK Göteborg.

A new saviour
The former Danish national coach, who has spent the last three years as a member of Kalmar FF's board of directors, will take over from Roger Gustafsson, who was called in to save the club from relegation after Stefan Lundin's resignation. Gustafsson will now return to his job as sports director.

Ravelli role
Johansson, who received offers from "five or six Swedish clubs and many more from overseas", has signed a two-year deal with Göteborg, who succeeded in luring him thanks to the negotiating skills of the former Swedish international goalkeeper Thomas Ravelli.

'Stimulating' challenge
He said he was looking forward to the challenge: "This is the first time I've coached a big club. But we football coaches are a little mad like that. We seek out pressure because it is stimulating."

Transfer plans
Göteborg, who survived a poor season by seeing off Västra Frölunda IF in the relegation play-offs, have so far been very quiet in the transfer market. Chairman Kurt Eliasson has previously stated that the club have their eye on several new players, but that he was waiting until a new coach was in place before entering the transfer market.