The 68-year-old said: “That is now closed for a long time to come. I have said on many occasions that the real loser is the team and then the players themselves.
“That is why I am happy for them. Whether I had a job or not is the least important thing.
“I am pleased, especially for the players because in Sweden they played very well in the second half and nobody could understand how we did not earn at least a draw.
“It was the same tonight as they created numerous chances, but could not put them away.
“The players understood exactly what I said before the game.
“I have seen that the players were very pleased afterwards, maybe even for me.”