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THORSSELL SEALS DACKARNA STAY AS TEURNBERG TAKES CHARGE

Swedish champion Jacob Thorssell has sealed a return to Dackarna for 2021 on the day they named Mikael Teurnberg as their new team manager.

28 / 10 / 2020, 11:36

Swedish champion Jacob Thorssell has sealed a return to Dackarna for 2021 on the day they named Mikael Teurnberg as their new team manager.

Thorssell has become one of the Malilla club’s leading lights and impressed in a shortened 2020 season, which saw him retain the Swedish Championship.

With Oliver Berntzon returning to boyhood club Lejonen for next term, retaining Thorssell comes as a considerable boost to Dackarna as they chase their first Elitserien title since 2007.

I have had no immediate plans other than to continue with Dackarna. Everything works as it should at the club so there was not much to think about.

Jacob Thorssell

Thorssell admits sticking with the Malilla outfit was an easy decision. He told the club’s official website: “I have had no immediate plans other than to continue with Dackarna. Everything works as it should at the club so there was not much to think about.”

The former Rospiggarna rider is delighted to be reunited with Teurnberg in Malilla after the pair worked together in Hallstavik.

Thorssell added: “It just feels good. We have worked together before and know each other very well. I also think that Dackarna as a whole will benefit from having Micke at the club when it comes to sponsorship work and events.”

Teurnberg arrives in Malilla after playing a key role in re-establishing Rospiggarna as a force in the top flight again, as well as bringing the Swedish SGP to Hallstavik.

The switch sees Teurnberg join a club which has long been associated with his family. He said: “My grandmother is from Malilla and had a tobacco and paper shop in the community.

“Dad was born and raised in Malilla and was a mechanic at Dackarna for Hasse Engborg and the boys. And my great-grandfather worked down there.”

Teurnberg admits the timing and destination is right as he replaces Peter Karlsson in the Dackarna hot seat.

He said: “I probably would not have done this if the environment had been completely foreign to me, but there is a connection.

“I am familiar with the environment and know what to expect. It also fits quite well in my life to do this now. I live alone and have two out-of-town children. My immediate family just thinks this is great. After I made the decision, it felt really good. Now it’s nice to make it official.”

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