Premier League cult hero unrecognisable managing top flight side in FLIP FLOPS as fans joke he’s ‘putting the bins out’

A PREMIER LEAGUE cult hero looked unrecognisable as he managed in the Swedish league.

The former Sweden and Aston Villa star is currently in charge of IF Brommapojkarna – who play in Sweden’s top division.

Instagram @bpfotbollMellberg rocked a casual look as he managed IF Brommapojkarna[/caption]

Mellberg is loved by the Villa faithfulGetty

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Olof Mellberg looked considerably different from his playing days, with his hair grown out and his beard long.

Most noticeable was his casual attire on the sidelines.

The former Sweden captain wore an oversized black t shirt and matching baggy shorts which were paired with a pair of Nike sliders.

His attire was worlds away from the typical managerial suit.

Fans on X loved his casual take on management.

One fan wrote: “Forget your roll-neck jumpers and slip-on loafers. Give us more managers like Olof Mellberg.”

Another fan chimed in to say: “This is the good stuff. Dishevelled look, beach attire”

A third said: “Some defender in his day.”

ReutersMellberg captained Sweden[/caption]

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I was Thierry Henry’s toughest opponent but quit to become a pastor
I’m a former Wolves striker but I left football behind to become a vicar

While a fourth wrote: “Olof Mellberg on the touch line managing his side Brommapojkarna in his casual gear/sliders like he’s putting the bins out.”

And a fifth said: “Looks like he slept on the beach.”

Mellberg is most well known for a spell at Aston Villa between 2001 and 2008.

He then left to join Juventus.

The defender, who played 117 times for Sweden, also had spells at Olympiacos, Villarreal and Copenhagen.

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