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Freddie Ljungberg linked with Swedish job

Arsenal coach Freddie Ljungberg has been linked the vacant manager position at Swedish club AIK.

The 43-year old had a brief spell in charge of the Gunners as caretaker when Unai Emery was sacked last season, but then had to content himself with a back-up technical role once Mikel Arteta was appointed in December. He no longer sits in the dug-out but analyses games from the stands.

He still has managerial aspirations of his own though, and he is one of the men on the AIK shortlist, along with former Aston Villa defender Olaf Mellberg, and Sweden under-21’s assistant manager Bartosz Grzlak, who previously worked with AIK.

AIK fired Rikard Norling after four years in the job earlier this week, after an indifferent start to their league season, which sees them currently 12th in the 16-team league table. The club have said they are looking for somebody who can make not only an immediate impression, but also act as a figurehead as they look to build for the long-term.

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