Head Coach Tony Gustavsson
- D.O.B. 14/8/73
- Born Sundsvall, Sweden
Highly experienced Swedish mentor, Tony Gustavsson, has been appointed as the 14th Head Coach of the CommBank Matildas.
Gustavsson has enjoyed a long and successful 21-year coaching career in both women’s and men’s football, having led a collection of clubs in his homeland, in addition to having played a significant role in two title-winning tenures with the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT).
Gustavsson is a two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup winner, having been the primary Assistant to Jill Ellis for the USWNT in 2015 in Canada and 2019 in France, and also has an Olympic Gold Medal to his name, having been an Assistant to compatriot Pia Sundhage for the USWNT at the London Olympics in 2012.
The Matildas Swedish Head Coach, Tony Gustavsson, has enjoyed a long and successful 22-year coaching career in both women’s and men’s football, having led a collection of clubs in his homeland, in addition to having played a significant role in two title-winning tenures with the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT).
Gustavsson is a two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup winner, having been a part of Jill Ellis’ coaching staff for the USWNT for Canada 2015 and France 2019, and has an Olympic Gold Medal to his name, having been an Assistant to compatriot Pia Sundhage for the USWNT at the London Olympics in 2012.
Football, family and fika are Tony’s three loves and when he is away from the pitch he is spending quality time with his partner, parents, sister and two children.
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