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 recent times. In the summer of 2017, Michael Jolley, then coaching at Under-23 level at Burnley, was offered the chance to manage struggling top-flight team AFC Eskilstuna. Here, he tells The Coaches’ Voice about his experiences of the coaching landscape in Sweden, and gives his own personal insight into Potter’s success.

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