last week came the news that the Grip ends after nine years as head coach, and now the latest landslagschef.
When the management of the national team sovrade among the candidates who were present ended up elections to the end of Jonas Peterson from Borås.
Skiing is my life's great passion, " says Peterson, who now leaves his job as ceo of the Craft, one of the ski association's sponsors.
He went himself at the elite level but never reached landslagsklass.
When I didn't reach until I focused on a professional career at the age of 26, " says Jonas Peterson, who has three children who also skis.
seen that he has been a rider of the highest class.
"I did not come here as an active but as a leader, it is exciting," says Jonas Peterson.
Johan Sares, who is the responsible head of the längdverksamheten within the Swedish ski association, believe that you have found the right place.
" We wanted a person who sees it with new eyes, a good leader and a landslagschef who can work with children and youth and to respond to our vision ”Best in the world – all on snow”.
on the Peterson a long time, and when Rikard Grip in the last Thursday announced that his would stop, so it went quickly.
"We met in my living room in Mora on Saturday and made it clear the last," says Sares.
Jonas Peterson is the chairman of Borås GIF and can boast with a 39th place in the Race. He has studied at the skiduniversitet in Östersund, and also has a master in economics.
He will add in elitsatsningen, but also in defending ungdomsskidåkningen.
" We have a coaching staff, there that we need to give the confidence to push certain things. There may be a pun with that, I'm on a juniorcup in place for the world cup, " he says.
the opportunity, will Peterson, to speak with the elite, promising juniors, coaches, vallare and the staff at the alliance.
"I think I have 180-200 interviews that I have to do," he says.
During the Arrest the leadership went to the Swedish athletes home 35 medals at world CHAMPIONSHIPS and OLYMPIC games, and over 300 podiums in the world cup, and at the Idrottsgalan 2015 got the Grip to receive the coveted prize as leader of the year by the Swedish Idrottsakademin for the success of the OLYMPIC games in Sochi.
" I have a tremendous respect for what Richard has done, I hope to find a conversation with him also. He is a living legendär in american skiing.