One of the greatest curlers of all-time has decided to make a change as Peja Lindholm announced on Tuesday that he would be leaving his role as Sweden's national coach.
UPDATE: Lindholm was later named head coach of the Chinese national team in mid-June and will takeover in August.
"The Chinese curling team is composed of young and energetic members, they are competitive. I am actually familiar with them as I have paid close attention to their performance in many international competitions," said Lindholm. "I believe the Chinese national curling team will make great progress and become one of the top teams in the world through joint efforts with our coaching staff."
Lindholm made his departure announcement on Twitter.
"After nine years I decided to do new stuff. This means I will leave SWE curling as the national coach. So many memories I have together with the teams! Thanks to you all and best of luck in the future. I will NEVER forget this," he said on the social media platform.
Lindholm began coaching Sweden in 2011 and has helped the European powerhouse to multiple curling titles, including four world championships and one Olympic silver medal with Niklas Edin and Olympic gold with Anna Hasselborg.
The 48-year-old retired from his playing career in 2007 after capturing one world junior championship, three world titles and a pair of European championships over an 18-year span.
Lindholm also competed in the 1998, 2002 and 2006 Olympics, but was never able to reach the podium.