Jörgen Persson Unveiled As New Swedish Head Coach

Jörgen Persson (pictured centre) has become a key figure in Sweden’s coaching team (Photo: ITTF)

One of the European continent’s leading table tennis nations, Sweden have officially appointed former World champion Jörgen Persson as men’s team head coach.

As assistant coach to Peter Blomquist, 1991 World Champion Jörgen Persson demonstrated his impressive coaching skills at the Liebherr 2019 World Championships, helping Mattias Falck to silver and consequently Sweden to its first Men’s Singles final since 1997!

There was perhaps a sense of déjà vu for Persson as he coached Falck to success in 2019. As a player himself, back in 1986, Persson won the Men’s Singles title at the European Championships held in Prague.

Persson’s successful career didn’t end there, winning the World Team Championships four times as part of the Swedish National team, as well as appearing seven times at the Olympic Games.

Accustomed to success, Persson [who will officially begin his new role on 1st October] already has his mind set on future titles, however this time as head coach:

“We are always aiming for medals and if we can beat the Germans we are not far from our goal. A more long-term goal is of course to beat China again.” – Jörgen Persson

A legendary name in Swedish table tennis history, is Jörgen Persson the man to lead the country to future success?

Source: ITTF

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