Former Aston Villa player Olof Mellberg has been named as the new manager of Swedish club Helsingborgs, and fans of the West Midlands side have been praising the former defender and wishing him well for his new managerial pursuits.
Mellberg, who spent seven years at Villa Park and made over 200 appearances, had been in management with lower-division sides in Sweden and Denmark, but his latest appointment at Helsingborgs could mark an exciting chapter for the former Swedish international.
After attaining legendary status with Villa fans during his time in B6, Mellberg has had plenty of support after news of his appointment was confirmed.
Check out some of the best reactions to Mellberg’s latest managerial job below.
— astonforza (@astonforza) September 4, 2019
And now I have a 2nd club to support.
— David Smith (@DaveSmith8682) September 4, 2019
Smash it big man
— Aston Ibbotson (@AstonIbbotson) September 4, 2019
Start towards his destiny
— Nigel Quinn (@quinny71) September 5, 2019
Villa lost to these in 96/97 uefa cup 1st round, 1-1 away goals. Major shock at a time
— Bozzy ???? (@bozzystuff) September 4, 2019
I watched those matched on TV and I remember we also got knocked out early on by Halmstad another part time Swedish side. Good luck to Olof one of my favourite Villa players.
— Liam Flanagan (@LF_Doom) September 4, 2019
Deanos replacement when he’s had enough
— Terry Dale (@baldytel) September 4, 2019
Looks like I’m searching the net for a Helsingborg shirt tonight.. Good luck OLOF
— Lance Round (@LanceRound) September 5, 2019