VIDEO – Kim Hellberg: His tactics and philosophy | IFK Varnamo | 2023 | Tactical Analysis
Back in June, we ran an analysis of a small club in Sweden that had asserted itself as the most tactically sophisticated team in the Allsvenskan.
Despite the lowest budget in the league, IFK Värnamo managed a 10th-place finish a year after earning a promotion to the top tier.
At the helm of this tactically innovative side is 34-year-old Kim Hellberg, who is assisted by Total Football Analysis’ first-ever senior analyst, David Selini.
To compete with the biggest clubs in the country, Värnamo have to be a little different. This is where Hellberg differentiates himself from the pack. Rather than leaning on widely practised tactics, he has found a way to narrow the gap with an innovative game model that allows for a high degree of tactical adaptability. His side is one of the most enjoyable squads you’ll see.
One tactical analysis of the club wasn’t enough to address Hellberg’s approach. This article should be paired with the last discussion on his tactics. Between the two, you’ll see a tactically flexible side playing a high-tempo style with a very aggressive approach on both sides of the ball.