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What man is this? - Toni Söderholm, tell me now, what kind of shock reaction he caused in Germany: All do not know, what I've done here
Toni Söderholm explains how he suddenly had a top job in Germany as a new pilot.Toni söderholm's Germany-enlistment is of the olympiad - that is, it takes the Beijing 2022 games. AOP

How did Toni Söderholm got such a job so quickly?

top of the kit played the last game of his in Munich in the spring of 2016 and christmas 2018 he marched to the press in front of the German national team's new head coach.

Big surprise, the shouting power magazine Bild.

the first reaction was shock, that what man is this, Söderholm, describes now the reception and said he understood why it was like that.

– Like all do not know, what all I've done here.

Peruutetaanpa a couple of years back.

German champion

Söderholm, lift DEL a-league gold jug season 2015-16 and sat down with a smug yet under meeting following his Red Bull Munich. Age had a moderate 38 years and power still remaining.

follow the lead surprised. It does not provide a continuation of the player but asked, would you be interested in a Finnish top coaches.

I wasn't thinking about it at all. Then I started to think about peliura after vacuum. It should be able to somehow have to compensate for those feelings, when you suddenly do not have the same chance to be a hero than as a player.

in That mood caught me.

the Answer was coach.

Already the next season, he will dig in Munich and also the German under 20 years of team sidekick. He must be the head coach. The hands were given to Munich in the farm follow the SC Riesserseen.

It Söderholm, piloted the German second league in the regular season victory and into the finals.

As Sturm

the German head coach spot opened up, when the olympic silver sensation, the pilot Marco Sturm defected to the Los Angeles King's assistant coach.

sturm, everything happened so fast, and Germany needed a new man in his place.

And just to Sturm's profile to find one of the reasons why the choice fell on the Söderholmiin. Sturm is a former top player, who managed to jump in to be head coach. So why don't you the same age group söderholm, too, can be successful?

Sturm last season as a player was in the 2012-13. The German at the helm he grabbed 2015-16.

I Know roughly what they get to Marco's place, because I feel the union of the pull type, Söderholm says.

I Know that they do not want to go back to the old path.

the Old path means that the salary to the familiar and safe veteran coach. Söderholm, there is fresh risk.

language processing

Without the German language to the job would not come off.

They wanted, that the house language remains saksana. And for me it is just fine.

He read German at school and having it properly over the period 2005-07 while playing in the Swiss league for Bern.

I wanted To learn the language then, because I felt that it is useful, he said.

in This work, you should be able to communicate with all the players and clubs with.

Söderholm, wants the German ice hockey more cooperation and know what all else he wants to achieve.

I Want that coaching a little modernization is in this country.

I Want that doing is organised.

I Want that guy to rehearse like professionals every day. I want the details made the last turn on.

Söderholm became known HIFK profile kit. PETTERI assistive aids and / AOPKiitos, KJ!

What's more Söderholmia listen to it, the more you begin to understand why Germany ended up with him. Assertive and systematic pushing the speech through.

– These know how to play the system, but some of these react and dare to do these to play with courage? Whether here really to see what these players are capable of, if they are challenged a little more difficult in the game?

– I want answers.

Söderholm, did not at first agree to name your own pelaajaura their impressive coach, because he said he learned something from all of. Eventually one of the name drops. the Kari Jalonen .

the Sturdy and methodical man he is. Söderholm won Jalonen under the auspices of the Finnish championship with HIFK in 2011.

Kojo brought my game the most important things back and put them in the right order.

Ringing Draisaitlille

olympic silver lift your head to the clouds, but staying in the world cup starting block was like someone had grabbed a leg and pulled down. Söderholm said the German level to be somewhere in these two results.

in the national Team everyone feels the change. Captain Marcel Goc say goodbye to the medal around the neck, as also said another leading figure of the Patrick Reimer .

– Now start a small generational change and start to fill the national team again, Söderholm said.

the Next item on his agenda is to consult a Leon Draisaitlia , 23, NHL super star, that shines for Edmonton Oilers.

– He is very important to us and as a player that lead the way.

"English is English"

Söderholm lives with his wife and two children in Munich. Life is settled in Germany, but the location sitting on a Finnish-Swedish dispute.

– Not being Finnish disappearing. Finland is Finland. I don't think ever a German came, he swore.

– of Course, life is now here, where the employer is.

in Finland, he used only in summer. The season is busy and the holidays short.

Last year's training season and the start of December I had three days off. They went to Germany.

All you have to do the last on. Firmly and systematically.

– This has been given a big responsibility to be one of the country's head coach.

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