Photography by Paul Cooper

Allsvenskan, August 19 2017

AFC Eskilstuna 3
  • Buya Turay (4, 28)
  • Eddahri (15)
Malmo FF 1
  • Berget (59 pen)

When Michael Jolley took over as head coach at AFC Eskilstuna in the summer of 2017, the Swedish Allsvenskan club were bottom of the table and looking doomed to relegation. The Englishman had left the Burnley coaching staff to take his first job as a number one and, while ultimately unable to save his new team from relegation, he did oversee a significant upturn in form. This included an impressive home victory over eventual champions Malmo FF, when Jolley employed a very specific set of tactics. In a fascinating Masterclass with The Coaches’ Voice, he explains all.

Starting teams and formations

Michael Jolley

He has the keys to the club

Michael Jolley, who has also managed in Sweden, on the Graham Potter effect
Graham Potter


Former Östersunds FK manager Graham Potter on the choices that have taken him on a unique coaching journey