Henrik Rydström had to leave Kalmar and was presented yesterday as the new head coach of Sirius.
But Rydström will stand at the sideline at the Guldfågeln Arena is also in the teams for the premiere in 2019.
”I hope and want it to be special. In a good way.” writes Rydström in an e-mail to Sportbladet after it is clear that Sirius face Kalmar in the premiere.
Henrik Rydström, which has belonged to Kalmar FF in the whole of its active career, took over the tränarsysslan in the club in the summer when Nanne Bergstrand was on sick leave.
But it was only a few months at the helm of the 42-year-old. Klubbikonen was not given the contract extension after the season, something that stirred up strong reactions in Kalmar.
– To do away with such as Henrik Rydström is incredibly stupid. He IS Kalmar FF. He has an incredible drive, can the club inside and out and a very talented coach. He wants to make an impression and to do away with such an incredible resource is so strange, short-sighted and stupid decision, said Tobias Carlsson, a longtime teammate (and close friend) with Henrik Rydström and a load-bearing pillar in the edition of Kalmar FF that took the national CHAMPIONSHIP in 2008.
”just As well to tear off the match.”
But Rydström did not have to go idle for very long. Yesterday, he was introduced as the new head coach of Sirius, together with Mirza Jelecak.
today released the match schedule for the allsvenskan 2019.
What is the Sirius and Henrik Rydström will face in the first round?
Kalmar, sweden, on Sunday.
”Hehe, maybe it's just as well to tear off the match. For it is clear that the emotional will be especially for the first time since I was 11 years old to face Kalmar FF. In 1987 I met and my club (Listerby IK) Kalmar FF in Emmaboda Jul Cup Cup. We won 2-1.” writes Henrik Rydström in an e-mail to Sportbladet.
in addition, It is at bramall lane, in the city of Kalmar. It feels extra special?
”Yes, of course. I'm not going to even pretend that anything else. I hope and want it to be special. In a good way.”
”just Want to Kalmar FF everything good.”
Give it a little extra lighter fluid personally for the premiere?
”Absolutely not, I have never - neither as a player or a coach - had external factors to be motivated. I don't need to now, either. And I just want to Kalmar FF, all the best. I've said it before, but it is the fans and the players of Kalmar FF, not board members. And I have always liked the Kalmar FF's supporters. And the players. But I want to do an as good job as possible for the Sirius and will rip like a beast for us in the Sirius should be able to show ourselves from our best side in such a match.
It is there in which case it gives me extra lighter fluid, if I against all odds would have it - that Sirius management and the players feel that me and Mirza have given them the best conditions to perform well.”
”As a wise man once said”
Sirius encounter since the newcomers AFC Eskilstuna before the reigning champions AIK and Malmö await in the third and fourth round.
”Tough, but inspiring. Solid as a wise man once said, we can't focus too much on the wedding and forget about the actual marriage. The season is long.” concludes Rydström.
See the home game schedule here.