Seattle Sounders ace Ljungberg: Backe great for New York RB - and MLS

Seattle Sounders star Freddie Ljungberg says New York Red Bull have landed an excellent head coach in fellow Swede Hans Backe.

Seattle Sounders star Freddie Ljungberg says New York Red Bull have landed an excellent head coach in fellow Swede Hans Backe.

Backe worked with Ljungberg with the Sweden national team and also is a former Manchester City assistant coach.

Arsenal hero Ljungberg said in his personal blog: "Great news for MLS: NY Red Bulls got a new great coach

"I know Hans Backe very well. He has great knowledge about the game. He was one of the three people I wanted to become Swedish coach, when the job was up for grabs this year. If he can adapt to transfer and budget differences then he will be a great success. He is a top draw manager."