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FEATURE: 6 things to know about Mikael Stahre

The Quakes recently announced the hiring of head coach Mikael Stahre. Here are six things to know about the Quakes’ new gaffer:

  1. Stahre comes to San Jose from BK Hacken of the Swedish top-flight Allsvenskan, where he helped them jump from 10th place to fourth in just one season.
     
  2. He carries a strong defensive record and his sides have consistently finished among the league leaders in fewest goals allowed. Most recently, Hacken allowed 28 goals in a 30-game season, third fewest in the Allsvenskan.
     
  3. Stahre led AIK to the league double during his first season with the club in 2009. They won the league with an 18-5-7 record and league-low 20 goals allowed and later added the Swedish Cup after five consecutive tournament victories.
     
  4. In three seasons with IFK Goteborg (2012-14), Stahre’s side finished in seventh, third and second, continuously improving year-after-year. The club also won the 2012-13 Swedish Cup under his watch.
     
  5. He has shown a willingness and desire to play young players. In 2014, he gave ample playing time to 18-year-old forward Gustav Engvall and 20-year-old fullback Ludwig Augustinsson. The duo finished No. 1 and No. 2 in Newcomer of the Year voting and have both gone on to represent the Swedish National Team, who are bound for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
     
  6. Prior to coaching First Team football, Stahre was a youth coach, managing the Hammarby U-19s from 1994-97 and the AIK U-19s from 1998-2005. He led AIK to the junior national championship in 2004.

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