Erstwhile Super Falcons of Nigeria coach Thomas Dennerby as been named as the Indian women’s football team manager by the All Indian Football Federation (AIFF) ahead of the Asian Women’s Cup in 2022.
Thomas Dennerby who held the mantle of leadership in the Nigeria female football team between the period of 2018 to 19, has now been offered the managerial position at the Indian women national team after coach Maymol Rocky stepped down from the job earlier this month for personal reasons upon completing four years stint.
The 61-year-old appointment as The Blue Tigresses manager will see him vacate his current seat as the Indian under-17 women’s World Cup squad head coach; a role he has held since 2019 and will be replaced by his deputy Alex Ambrose.
Prior to his new appointment, Thomas Dennerby over his managerial career holds remarkable achievements. First, leading the Sweden women’s national team to a third place finish at the 2011 World Cup before reaching the Quater Finals of the 2012 London Olympics game with the same team and in a bid to attain great feat, the All Indian Football Federation (AIFF) has sought for the service of the experienced Thomas Dennerby.
On receiving the news about his appointment, Dennerby showed his gratitude to the All Indian Football Federation (AIFF) in the following words:
“I am grateful to the All India Football Federation for finding me suitable for the job. It’s an honour to be taking over as the head coach of the Indian senior women’s national team. I have been in India and am aware of the huge potential. It is a big challenge to get the girls ready for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup. Life is all about challenges, and I relish it.”