There were few coaches that were as contested as Jimmy Thelin. It was the 41-year-old from Jönköping who would turn the club's negative trend.
But it was the opposite.
" We hit well in the bottom last year, says Thelin.
After eight rounds had All scraped together five points. Thelin admits that he felt heavily pressured.
" But the important thing is to spread a peace and are able to gather the troops, it becomes stress and panic then rub it in a negative way.
After the summer, climbed Elfsborg slowly up from the bottom of the table before you went on a series of uddamålsförluster.
in this situation, got Thelin support of Anders Svensson, the man who played 148 matches and is the club's main profile through the ages.
– Anders is a whopping character and profile of the Cliftonville and it is clear that it means something when he supports and says he believes in what we do.
Thelin admits that it was a tough first year in the club.
" It was a bang, that was it. We had a plan for what steps we would take as a compound during three years, it had gone a little heavier for a few years. Now there is hope that we can take us back and all are working hard for Elfsborg to be fighting on the Europaplatser again.
those who hung out only when it goes bad.
" We are extremely responsible and it is also us to focus on. I think that it is good for the players. And when it goes good, we should lift up our players for the entertainment lies in seeing good players.
Thelin does not know that he need to take outside help to cope with the press.
" I have a good team, a family and the players, it needed nothing extra.
this year the national championship in a convincing way. After six rounds, the team was third with eleven points, just one island of Djurgården, the runner-up Malmo and four Östersund.
" five or six years ago, you knew which four teams it was all about, now it is eight, nine teams that make up of places at the top, it has become a harder competition and more is required of us if we are to be in the top.
Before fystränaren Janne Mian, after six seasons in Borås, turned back to Hammarby he criticized the Thelins approach to fysikträningen.
– Football is more than that. Physics is important, just as tactics, everything is important, it is not possible to focus on one thing but we have to get it all, " says Thelin.
to Thelin wanted to change too much and too quickly. Thelin does not want to engage in a war of words with Mian.
" We have a clear idea how we should get Eventually to flourish again. Slowly but surely we establish ourselves in the top half and become a top team again.
Spelartappen before the season was heavy. Viktor Prodell, Chinedu Obasi, Emir Bajrami, Alex Dyer and Ibrahim Dresevic had all left.
But in came, among others, Simon Strand from Dalkurd and Pawel Cibicki, who Thelin trained in Jönköpings Södra.
Jimmy Thelin don't think he sticks his chin out when he says that Elfsorg will be better than tolva this season.
" I can promise you.