Photography by Paul Cooper

Michael Jolley

AFC Eskilstuna, 2017

“What he has achieved there is absolutely magnificent. He has been able to shape and mould the club so that it is basically now Graham Potter FC”

Graham Potter isn’t the only Englishman to have managed in Sweden in the modern era. In the summer of 2017, Michael Jolley, then coaching at under-23 level at Burnley, was offered the chance to manage struggling AFC Eskilstuna in the Allsvenskan. Speaking exclusively to The Coaches’ Voice he discusses his experiences of the coaching landscape in Sweden, and gives personal insights into the success that took Potter from Östersund to Swansea City, Brighton, and the Premier League.

Michael Jolley


Michael Jolley

After leaving Burnley, Michael Jolley joined AFC Eskilstuna of Sweden’s Allsvenskan and inspired them to victory over eventual champions Malmö FF
Michael Jolley

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Graham Potter

Graham Potter, previously of Östersunds FK and Swansea City, revisits Östersunds’ Europa League victory over Süper Lig Galatasaray