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Sundowns appoint former Sweden coach as technical director

Sundowns appoint former Sweden coach as technical director
From ESPN - January 13, 2018

Mamelodi Sundowns have appointed former Sweden national team coach Erik Hamren as their technical director, the second South African club to bring in European expertise this week.

Following the appointment of Dutch national Rob Hutting at Kaizer Chiefs, Sundowns have appointed a coach with far more international profile to help implement modern methods at Chloorkop. Hamren will work with head coach Pitso Mosimane and the club's development structures to integrate their coaching philosophies.

The 60-year-old was in charge of Sweden between 2009 and 2016, qualifying the team for two European Championships, however he failed to get them to the World Cup in 2014.

He says he has been impressed by the ambition of Sundowns owner Patrice Motsepe and is eager for a new challenge in his career.

"When I was asked to come for an interview with Sundowns, I knew that it was one of the big clubs in South Africa and Africa," Hamren told reporters at his unveiling.

"When I got to the club, I met a lot of people here, including the president [Motsepe]. When I heard the president's ambition, I must say that I was really interested because it is an exciting challenge.

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