Where is Freddie Ljungberg now?
Freddie Ljungberg had nine successful years at Arsenal which included two Premier League titles and two FA Cup Final wins before joining West Ham United in 2007.
Unfortunately it didn’t work out too well in East London with injuries and he spent the remaining four years of his career playing for clubs in America, Scotland and Japan before officially announcing his retirement from playing in August 2012.
As well as a glittering club career, Ljungberg was also a mainstay in the Swedish national team between 1998 and 2008 winning 75 caps during this period and representing them in two World Cup Finals and two European Championships.
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Upon retiring, Ljungberg spent time working as a global Premier League ambassador and he also opened a sports bar with a childhood friend in his home town of Halmstad in Sweden Called ‘Freddies’ which has since closed.
In October 2014 he came out of retirement and joined Indian Super League side Mumbai City as their marquee player for the inaugural 10 week season.
Unfortunately he only participated in four games before injuries meant that he had to return home early.
In January 2016 Ljungberg was back at Arsenal coaching their under 15’s academy side as part of his UEFA coaching badges.
He was in the role for just a year before joining up with former Gunner’s academy director Andries Jonkler at Wolfsburg as a first team coach in February 2017.
After successfully staving off relegation in their first few months the pair had a difficult start to the 2017-18 season and were sacked in September 2017 after managing only four points from their first four games.
Ljungberg made a return to Arsenal in June 2018 when he was appointed as head coach of the club’s under 23s side.
After impressing manager Unai Emery, he was promoted to the first team’s coaching staff in June 2019 and stepped in as caretaker manager when Emery was sacked later that year.
Upon the appointment of Mikel Arteta, Ljungberg remained on the first team coaching staff and normally sits in the stands to give the manager a different perspective on the game.
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Freddie Ljungberg: Premier League Statistics
|Premier League Teams Played for||Arsenal, West Ham United|
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