What They're Saying: Pia Sundhage

“If you’ve been on the men’s side as a coach and you haven’t seen a women’s game, you can be offered a job at a club team here in Sweden, for instance. The same thing doesn’t happen the other way round. If you are an experienced female player and leader and you haven’t worked in women’s football, you still have to demonstrate that you can do this."

-- Former U.S. women's national team coach Pia Sundhage, now coaching the under-17 women's national team in her native Sweden, on the barriers that exist for women getting coaching jobs in soccer, pointing to number of women's coaches at the 2019 Women's World Cup -- on just nine of 24 teams. (Reuters)
1 comment about "What They're Saying: Pia Sundhage".
  1. Peter Bechtold, May 16, 2019 at 3:10 p.m.

    Good to know about Sweden.
    But is this a surprise ? Womens soccer has a rather short history, and was mostly in Anglo-Saxon countries and East Asia leading to the 1991 WC which I remember watching on tv. ( Michelle Akers, anyone ?)

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