Until last weekend, Andreas Georgson was Malmö FF’s assistant coach and his role included focusing on set pieces and individual development of players.
In September, the 34-year-old agreed to join Brentford as an assistant coach after completing the campaign with the Swedish club.
Malmö finished second in the table, behind league winners Djurgårdens IF by a point and Georgson will move to West London this month.
Fotboll Direkt in Sweden interviewed the Championship side’s incoming coach and asked him to give his thoughts on becoming Thomas Frank’s assistant, especially when not many Swedish coaches get an opportunity outside the country.
“…it’s a hell of a pride. It is not easy to be discovered outside Sweden and especially not by those in England… I am proud, to test the wings in a new environment and so on,” he said.
It’s the first time Georgson will be moving outside Sweden and he believes the new role will be challenging mainly for reasons not related to football.
“In terms of football, it will be quite similar, but the social aspect will be quite different from taking the family to England. That’s the biggest challenge,” Brentford’s new coach explained.
“Yes, of course [living in London will be fun] and my wife thinks it is very exciting. The conditions for prosperity are very good. This will be a new chapter!”
Georgson spent more than a decade at Malmö and had various roles with them.
When asked how his new role at Brentford differs from the one he had with the Swedish side, he said: “It will never be exactly the same, but I am, after all, an assistant coach and just like at MFF, my focus should be on set pieces and individual training – so it does not differ so much.”
A move to Brentford will see Georgson reunite with Pontus Jansson.
“I have known him for a long time and actually played football with his big brother. Pontus is a super person and a super team captain. Really awesome to have him in his team,” he said regarding the former Leeds United man.