STOCKHOLM (AP) — The U.S. women’s soccer coach Pia Sundhage says she would like to start coaching her native Sweden when her U.S. contract expires in 2012.
Sundhage told Swedish news agency TT on Sunday she would gladly say “yes, thank you!” if she was asked to start coaching Sweden’s women’s team.
Sundhage has helped the U.S. women win gold in the Olympics in 2008, and silver in this year’s World Cup. Next year, the U.S. will try to defend the Olympic gold in London, before her contract expires.
After that, Sundhage said she would like to return to Sweden because she has “been away from home for six years and that is too much Skype to keep up the contact with my friends.”
Sweden coach Thomas Dennerby’s contract also expires after the London Olympics.