Ivar Morten Normark

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Ivar Morten Normark
Personal information
Date of birth (1963-05-27) 27 May 1963 (age 51)
Place of birth Narvik, Norway
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
- FK Mjølner
1984–1985 Stade Français 3 (0)
- SK Brann
- Bodø/Glimt
Teams managed
2001-2005 Aalesunds FK
2006 Tromsø IL
FK Mjølner
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ivar Morten Normark (born May 27, 1963 in Narvik) is a Norwegian football coach and former player. Since 2008, Normark has been a manager at FK Mjølner, in the Norwegian 2nd division. Mjølner was relegated to the 3rd division after the 2012 season.

He led Aalesunds FK to both promotion to, and relegation from the Norwegian Premier League twice. After the last relegation in 2005, Normark was fired from his job, but was quickly snapped up by Tromsø IL. His stay in Tromsø was not very successful, and on July 26, 2006, he was sacked after only 7,5 months in the manager chair. In October 2006 he agreed to take over the Sápmi national football team.[1]

As an active player, Normark had spells in clubs like SK Brann, Mjølner and Bodø/Glimt, where he won the Norwegian Football Cup and Premiership silver in 1993, and he had a short stay in French football where he played for Stade Français.

Normark is known for his flippant statements in the media. For example, when asked the question of what his ambitions for Aalesund was, Normark replied "world domination".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eriksen, Klaus. "Normark tar over samelandslaget". Verdens Gang (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2006-11-03.