After the afternoon's 0-2 loss against Råå IF, IFK Simrishamn's head coach Marcus Svensson chose to resign. Four rounds remain and Simrishamn is second to last with four points up to qualifying place.
- It feels very heavy. The whole year has been an uphill climb, in many ways and where the missed results are of course a part. Now I feel that I will no longer be with the squad and I take my responsibility and give this team an opportunity to boost up for the remaining four rounds. Often a new voice has a positive effect and an opportunity for the squad to be bound together, says Marcus Svensson immediately after the player squad has taken part in the decision.
Seven seasons as coach for IFK Simrishamn
This season is the seventh season that Marcus Svensson coaches IFK Simrishamn's a-team. There will be no eighth season. The highlight was of course last year's season when the team impressed a lot and went undefeated through division 4 and advanced to division 3.
- I am incredibly proud of the journey I have made, a lot in the club has changed in recent years. This year, however, has been one big disappointment. We went in with great ambitions and a belief in what was to come. Football is secondary to a year like this, many events that are much more important have put a gloomy shimmer over life. Suffers with all those who have been affected and those who unfortunately left us far too soon, Marcus Svensson writes on Facebook.
It is unclear who will take over
Who takes over the responsibility as head coach?
- For the time being, the assistant coaches Tobias Eriksson and Jonathan Karlsén will take over. It is unclear at this early stage who will be the new head coach. We need someone who is strong and water-resistant, and who thinks long-term and gets the trust of the association, concludes Marcus Svensson.