Jon Dahl Tomasson has taken on his first job since leaving Blackburn Rovers after being named as the new Sweden boss.

The Danish head coach left Rovers by mutual consent after 19 months at Ewood Park. Tomasson offered his resignation for the second time in six months after growing disenchanted with the club's project.

Tomasson has now taken the reigns at Sweden as the national team manager. He will be tasked with taking his new team to the World Cup in 2026 and takes charge on March 1.

Former Rovers assistant Remy Reijnierse has also joined the coaching team. Tomasson enjoyed success in Sweden with Malmo, guiding them to two league titles and into the group stages of the UEFA Champions League.

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Tomasson said: "I am very much looking forward to starting this great assignment and to meeting supporters, players and of course the media in Sweden. And to think, speak and dream in blue and yellow."

Football Manager Kim Kallstrom said: "Jon Dahl Tomasson's characteristics fit the requirement profile well. It wasn't decisive, but we appreciate his playing background. 

"We see it as a strength that he has a good understanding of what national team operations are after his years as assistant national team captain in Denmark. He has also played and been team captain in the Danish national team.

"Jon Dahl Tomasson's way of wanting to play positive attacking football is something that will suit our group of players well. He also has good experience of being a leading figure, which you naturally become for the Swedish men's national team."