Finland dismisses coach Backe


Finland dismisses coach Backe

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Finland has national coach Hans Backe dismissed. The 64-year-old trainer won since his appointment in January, not a single duel with the Finnish team. Assistant Markku Kanerva follows the Swede.

Backe was in January appointed to Finland in the direction of the world cup of 2018 to help. After four duels in the kwalificatiereeks the team in fifth place in Group I with one point.

In Finland, got the coach a lot of criticism because he is a vijfmansverdediging played. At home against Kosovo was gelijkgespeeld, and defeats followed against Iceland, Croatia and Ukraine.

The Swede was previously, as a coach, working at FC Copenhagen and New York Red Bulls.


Backe’s successor Kanerva has a three-year contract signed with the Finnish federation. The 52-year-old Fin was in 2011 and 2015 soon national coach of Finland. The defender played 59 times for the Finnish national team.

On march 24, is Kanerva for the first time on the bank with the Finns for the away game against Turkey.

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