Pia Sundhage, coach of Sweden's national football team
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Pia Sundhage quotes

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Pia Sundhage quotes

Pia Sundhage is a Swedish former professional football player, with 146 caps and scoring 71 goals for Sweden. Pia Sundhage was the head coach of the United States women’s national team from 2008 to 2012. During that period her team won two Olympic gold medals. She became head coach of the Sweden women’s national football team in 2012, a team she coached to an Olympic final in 2016.

Here are two quotes by Pia Sundhage:

  1. ‘Angela Merkel runs a whole f***ing country. Clearly it works’. Responding to a reporter when she was asked in 2014 if a woman would be able to coach a men’s team.
  2. ‘Showing off and meeting important old men and women doesn’t particularly fascinate me. I’m at my happiest on the pitch in a pair of football shoes’. On why she twice turned down an invitation from the White House.