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Asbaghis white-Blue-warning: the Economy is worse than ever
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GÖTEBORG, sweden. Large gaps gape in IFK Gothenburg truppbygge before 2019.

The vast majority of them will be filled with players from the own academy.

the Explanation is simple.

of Course, we need to get into some players, but the economy is worse than ever, says coach Poya Asbaghi.

In the common case usually IFK Gothenburg (A-team start pre-season training for the coming year, in the beginning of december. This year, the team has, like most other top team instead given time off throughout december, after having continued the training a couple of weeks after the national championship finale in november.

– I am allergic to to chop up the leave in november and december. Then the players never real job mentally. They long to return and then be ready for 10-11 months with football every day and every weekend, " says IFK Gothenburg coach Poya Asbaghi.

So, instead ushering the Blue and white of his early season January 3 and play the first träningsmatchen just over two weeks later, January 19, at home against Stabaek.

Want to have playing midfielders

the Question is with what squad?

Of the players who is portrayed on the club's website, so it is a total of eleven players that ends, don't get extended contracts, considering to move or are in a longer rehabfas.

What positions do you need strengthening the most?

– Centrallinjen is important and that's where we are thin in several places. If you look at our midfielders so we have a lot of good current ones. We would do well to have a midfielder who is good at control the game in a different way, " says Poya Asbaghi in a longer call from home in Uppsala, where he is on vacation.

– We will pick up players from the academy and work with their development. We need to be very clear with the conditions outwards so as to not comply with the requirements of the players becomes greater than the actual resources. So, it has not been in years, " says Asbaghi.

Target 2019 will be trying to hang on in that league?

– It will make the club, clearly to say something about, there is nothing I want to comment on.

During the summer transferfönster wanted to IFK Göteborg enlist Gif Sundsvall David Batanero.

– It is no secret that I admire him as a player, but he is just too expensive for us.

another option is likely kontraktslöse Mr Ajdarevic, 28.

at the same time as the players have been available, all the other parts of the staff in the IFK Göteborg spent parts of the time for a large strategic program, under the direction of nye with Max Markusson, for once and for all the many years financially overstretched former club on an even keel, with clear goals and paths to get there.

Have you received any budget for the A-team?

– It is something we are discussing. Three years ago, the economy was and the black holes larger, but then spent more money. Now the economy is stabilizing, but for now we will in return, spend less than what I can ever remember that Blue have done in the past. But of course we need to get into some player.

Yet you have sold Pontus Dahlberg for a large amount relatively recently.

– The money will disappear. There are large black holes to cover up many years back.

Have you gotten any good explanation of how it has been able to become like this?

– I think that the Max Markusson had a clear briefing with the staff what it is that has put the club in this situation. Markusson has made a huge difference through the way to inform us.

Bad information

– I don't want to target any criticism of the Mats (Branch) or of any other individual in the IFK Göteborg, it is more against the club as a whole that the communication has not been good. I got explained to 2018 would result in savings but that we to the summer, would be able to invest with the help of Pontus Dahlberg-the money and for the winter we would be able to recruit further in order to be in the top of allsvenskan in 2019 again.

– When Mats Gren told me so, I do not think he lied. I don't think he had enough good information. The communication through all the ranks of the club have not been good enough. It has changed now. We know what the rules are – and it is the total opposite to what I found out a year ago.

It means?

– We will cut down even more, it will be invested less in order to slowly but surely build up the economy. In the short term, it will not happen much on the transfer market.

What is it that has proved so wrong?

– There are people within the club who are better at explaining it, but my image is budgeted too high. When you don't sell players for a certain amount so it does not go together – and so it has been in many years. We have come to the conclusion that the club's finances can't stand and fall with if we manage to sell the player or not. We must create a more secure economy in the long term.

what is it like to be a coach in this situation?

– It is better to come to a club with greater resources than what people think. Here it is on the contrary. Now we get to twist and turn every stone, to scout and find bargains.

”the Club's toughest period”

– It would have been better if I known this a year ago so I had escaped to get a little disappointed along the way. Now, I'm still proud to be the coach of IFK Göteborg, it is inspiring. I see that I have an important job to carry out during the club's toughest period. Probably we will during this time not able to be fighting on the advance in gold. There will be other coaches in the Blue and get to reap the benefits of – if I do not remain here longer than my lease (2020).

You still feel that you want to be a coach for IFK Göteborg?

– Yes, as long as I know that everyone in the club work according to the same line and stand united, it is still extremely motivating to be a coach for the Blue and white.

What type of football will this new, rekordunga IFK Göteborg play in 2019?

– I've still got my basic idea how I want to play with the system and method of operation. I want to try to get to a squad who have mastered it. But I stand there in January and see that it is not built for it so may I assume from what I have.

Where ball possession is important?

– IFK Göteborg hired me with the clear mission to change the way that the Blue and white played football. I want to complete the work. My philosophy is that we are going to have matches, where I find it hard to see that I would change my mind.


– I deleted you from the system, but it also have spelartyperna for it. But basically a combination between the 3-4-3 and the 3-5-2, " says Poya Asbaghi.

Footnote : Poya Asbaghi after the publication wanted to clarify a quote about the economy in the IFK Göteborg to what he meant specifically was the space for the signings.

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