Åge Hareide

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Åge Hareide
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Personal information
Full name Åge Fridtjof Hareide
Date of birth (1953-09-23) 23 September 1953 (age 61)
Place of birth Hareid, Norway
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Malmö FF (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1975 Hødd 37 (2)
1976–1981 Molde 93 (21)
1981–1982 Manchester City 24 (0)
1982–1984 Norwich City 40 (2)
1984–1987 Molde 72 (10)
Total 266 (35)
National team
1976–1986 Norway 50 (5)
Teams managed
1985–1991 Molde
1993–1997 Molde
1998–1999 Helsingborgs IF
2000–2002 Brøndby
2003 Rosenborg
2003–2008 Norway
2009 Örgryte IS
2009–2012 Viking
2012 Helsingborgs IF (caretaker)
2014– Malmö FF
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Åge Fridtjof Hareide (born 23 September 1953 in Hareid) is a Norwegian football manager and the current manager of Malmö FF in Allsvenskan. In his playing career, he played for Hødd and Molde in Norway as well as Manchester City and Norwich City in England. Hareide was capped 50 times playing for Norway.

As a coach, Hareide has won league titles in all of the Scandinavian countries,[1] In Sweden with Helsingborgs IF in 1999, in Denmark with Brøndby in 2001–02 and in his native Norway with Rosenborg in 2003. Hareide was in charge of the Norway national team from 2003 to 2008.

Playing career[edit]

During his playing career, Hareide played for Hødd, Molde, Manchester City and Norwich City.[2]

He was also an active player for the Norwegian national team from 1976 through 1986, scoring five goals in 50 matches.[3]

Coaching career[edit]

As a coach Hareide has won three European countries' national league championships, namely that of Denmark, Sweden and his native Norway, placing him alongside Trond Sollied and Sven-Göran Eriksson while Ernst Happel and Giovanni Trapattoni have won championships in four different countries.

Early managerial career[edit]

In the mid-1990s, Norwegian millionaires Kjell Inge Røkke and Bjørn Rune Gjelsten were reportedly interested in bringing Hareide back to Manchester City as manager if their bid to take over the club was successful, but the takeover bid failed and Hareide never returned to the club. When the pair tried to take over Leeds United around the same time, it was once again reported that Hareide would be installed as manager if the takeover bid succeeded, but this bid too failed and Hareide was never put in charge at Elland Road. However, the pair finally succeeded in a takeover bid for fellow English Premier League club Wimbledon in June 1997, and Hareide appeared all set to become the new manager of the club in a move that would have ousted the incumbent Joe Kinnear. But this never happened either.[4]

Norway[edit]

Hareide was employed as the coach of the Norwegian national football team at the end of 2003, replacing Nils Johan Semb, after one season as coach of Rosenborg BK. On 8 December 2008, after having failed to take Norway to any international tournaments, and having had a bad start to the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign, Hareide resigned from his position as national team coach of Norway. On 9 December 2008 Hareide announced that he was stepping down as coach of the Norwegian national team.[5]

Viking[edit]

On 10 June 2009 it was announced that he will be coaching Örgryte IS. On 1 December 2009 the former Norway national team head coach left the Swedish club to join Viking FK, from Stavanger to replace Uwe Rösler.[6] Following Egil Østenstad resignation as director of football in Viking, Viking announced in September 2011 that Hareide would be manager of Viking,[7] and that Josep Clotet Ruiz would be hired as coach from the 2012-season onwards,[8] similar to the organization English clubs and Molde have, with Ole Gunnar Solskjær as manager and Mark Dempsey as coach.[9] Viking finished 9th in 2010, Hareide's first season, and 11th in 2011.[10] With the team positioned on 10th place on 9 June 2012, Hareide was released by Viking FK because of the bad results.[11]

Second spell at Helsingborg[edit]

Following Conny Karlsson's resignation in Helsingborgs IF, the club hired Hareide, the last coach who won Allsvenskan with Helsingborgs IF, except Karlsson, as head coach until the end of the 2012 season.[12]

Malmö FF[edit]

Hareide was brought out of retirement from his managerial career by being appointed as the new manager of the reigning Swedish champions Malmö FF on 9 January 2014.[13]

Media career[edit]

After resigning as the Norwegian national team's coach Hareide began working as an expert Norwegian Premier League commentator for the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation.[14]

Statistics[edit]

Playing career[edit]

Club performance[15] League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Norway League
1970 Hødd First Division 1 0
1971 16 1
1972 20 1
1973 Second Division n/a
1974 n/a
1975 n/a
1975 Molde First Division 9 3
1976 22 9
1977 21 7
1978 19 2
1979 Second Division n/a
1980 First Division 22 0
1981 Second Division n/a
England League
1981–82 Manchester City First Division 16 0
1982–83 8 0
1982–83 Norwich City First Division 12 0
1983–84 28 2
Norway League
1984 Molde First Division 17 3
1985 22 3
1986 18 3
1987 15 1
Total Norway 202 33
England 64 2
Career total 266 35

Managerial career[edit]

As of 18 October 2014
Team From To Record
G1 W D L Win %
Molde FK2 1986
1993
1991
1997
239 107 58 74 44.77
Helsingborgs IF 1998 1999 76 43 17 16 56.58
Brøndby IF2 1 January 2000 15 April 2002 93 48 23 22 51.61
Rosenborg BK 1 January 2003 27 November 2003 43 32 6 5 74.42
Norway 1 January 2004 8 December 2008 58 24 18 16 41.38
Örgryte IS 10 June 2009 1 December 2009 18 6 5 7 33.33
Viking FK 1 December 2009 9 June 2012 81 31 23 27 38.27
Helsingborgs IF 14 June 2012 6 December 2012 31 14 7 10 45.16
Malmö FF 9 January 2014 Present 41 25 9 7 60.98
Total 680 330 166 184 48.53

1 Only competitive matches are counted.
2 For these earlier statistics, only league matches are collected.

Honours[edit]

Manager[edit]

Molde FK
Helsingborgs IF
Brøndby IF
Rosenborg BK
Malmö FF

References[edit]

  1. ^ Skuseth, Karianne Nelly (12 April 2012). "Dette mener norske trenere om sparkingen". tv2.no (in Norwegian). TV 2 (Norway). Retrieved 10 June 2012. "Åge Hareide, som er blitt seriemester i samtlige skandinaviske land.." 
  2. ^ Her er Hareides Karriere
  3. ^ Viking er en Toppklubb
  4. ^ Nixon, Alan (13 June 1997). "Doubts over the future of Kinnear". The Independent. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Football: Norway coach Hareide steps down". Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (The Norway Post). 9 December 2008. Retrieved 9 December 2008. 
  6. ^ Hareide ny Viking-Trener
  7. ^ "Hareide blir Viking-manager". tv2.no (in Norwegian). TV 2. 9 September 2011. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  8. ^ "Spanjol blir ny Viking-trener". vg.no (in Norwegian). Verdens Gang. 20 September 2011. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  9. ^ "Spillerne liker ny trenermodell". aftenbladet.no (in Norwegian). Stavanger Aftenblad. 9 September 2011. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  10. ^ Veland, Bernhard (9 June 2012). "Åge Hareide fikk sparken etter dårlige resultater". aftenbladet.no (in Norwegian). Stavanger Aftenblad. Retrieved 30 June 2012. 
  11. ^ Haugen, Eivind A. (9 June 2012). "- Jeg har ingenting å klage på". dagbladet.no (in Norwegian). Dagbladet. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  12. ^ "Coony slutar och Åge Hareide tar över för hösten" (in Swedish). hif.se. 14 June 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2012. 
  13. ^ "Ny sportslig ledning i MFF". mff.se (in Swedish). Malmö FF. 9 January 2014. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  14. ^ "Football: New career for Hareide". Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (The Norway Post). 22 January 2009. Retrieved 22 January 2009. 
  15. ^ Åge Hareide at National-Football-Teams.com

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