Bo Svensson’s coaching career began as assistant manager to then Mainz head coach Martin Schmidt before he spending four years managing various youth sides at the same club.
Following a season-and-a-half with FC Liefering in the Austrian second division – Bo returned to Mainz – but this time in the managerial hot seat of the senior side.
The Danish coach joined Common Goal in the summer of 2021 stating: “as a Bundesliga coach, on paper it's about creating a team and winning games, but that's a superficial way of seeing it.
“There is more to being human than just being good at kicking a ball. You should always be aware of your own development and of what influence you can have on other people.
“Football, of course, represents a small portion of what the world looks like. And I think it's important to set an example of how football can play a positive role.”
In doing so, he became the fourth Bundesliga coach at the time to make the 1% pledge alongside Julian Nagelsmann, Marco Rose, and Oliver Glasner.