Hareide as Malmö manager in 2015
|Full name||Åge Fridtjof Hareide|
|Date of birth||23 September 1953|
|Place of birth||Hareid, Norway|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Åge Fridtjof Hareide (born 23 September 1953) is a Norwegian football manager for Rosenborg BK, and most recently managing the Denmark national football team. 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, In Sweden with Helsingborgs IF in 1999 and with Malmö FF in 2014, 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.
He was also an active player for the Norway national team from 1976 through 1986, scoring five goals in 50 matches.
As a coach Hareide has won three European countries' national league championships, namely that of Denmark, Sweden and his native Norway, making him the only coach to have won the league in three Scandinavian countries. Other coaches who have won league titles in three countries include fellow Scandinavians Trond Sollied and Sven-Göran Eriksson, while Ernst Happel, Giovanni Trapattoni, José Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti have won championships in four countries.
Early managerial career
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.
Hareide was employed as the coach of the Norway 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 Norway national team.
On 10 June 2009 it was announced that he wouldbe 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. Following Egil Østenstad resignation as director of football in Viking, Viking announced in September 2011 that Hareide would be manager of Viking, and that Josep Clotet Ruiz would be hired as coach from the 2012-season onwards, similar to the organization English clubs and Molde have, with Ole Gunnar Solskjær as manager and Mark Dempsey as coach. Viking finished 9th in 2010, Hareide's first season, and 11th in 2011. With the team positioned on 10th place on 9 June 2012, Hareide was released by Viking FK because of the bad results.
Second spell at Helsingborg
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.
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. He had immediate success at the club as he led the team to defend their Allsvenskan title and qualify for the group stage of the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League in his first season. For this successful season Hareide was awarded Allsvenskan manager of the year. He was also nominated for coach of the year at Svenska idrottsgalan.
On 10 December 2015 Hareide was announced as the new manager of the Denmark national football team replacing Morten Olsen, who had stepped down following the UEFA Euro 2016 qualification. Hareide began his new job on 1 March 2016. In November 2017, he managed his Denmark team to qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. This was achieved with a 5-1 aggregate play-off win over Ireland.
Hareide was the Danish coach at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. One month before the beginning of the competition, he said of the French national team, which Denmark was to play in the first round: "The great nations at the World Cup are the best, but not France." Most great nations of football performed poorly, while France won the tournament. Hareide managed Denmark to a 2nd place in the group, but Denmark was eliminated in the round of 16 in a penalty shootout against Croatia.
Hareide continued as manager of in the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying. Under his leadership Denmark qualified for the UEFA Euro 2020. It was revealed that Kasper Hjulmand would replace him as manager of the Danish team following the tournament. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic the tournament was postponed, and Hareide's contract expired. When he left he had not lost for the last 34 games, and his last defeat was on 11 October 2016 against Montenegro.
|1981–82||Manchester City||First Division||16||0|
|1982–83||Norwich City||First Division||12||0|
- As of match played 20 June 2021
|Helsingborgs IF||1 January 1998||31 December 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||9 December 2015||95||49||20||26||51.58|
|Denmark||1 March 2016||30 June 2020||42||21||18||3||50.00|
|Rosenborg BK||1 September 2020||Present||26||13||5||8||50.00|
1 Only competitive matches are counted.
2 For these earlier statistics, only league matches are collected.
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Åge Hareide, som er blitt seriemester i samtlige skandinaviske land..
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