Ivar Morten Normark

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Ivar Morten Normark
Personal information
Date of birth (1963-05-27) 27 May 1963 (age 53)
Place of birth Narvik, Norway
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1984 Mjølner
1984–1985 Stade Français 3 (0)
1985–1986 Brann
1987–1989 Mjølner
1990–1994 Bodø/Glimt
Teams managed
1998–2000 Alta
2001–2005 Aalesund
2006 Tromsø
2008–2013 Mjølner
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ivar Morten Normark (born 27 May 1963 in Narvik) is a Norwegian football coach and former player. His most recent head coaching job was at FK Mjølner in the Norwegian 2nd division. Normark resigned from this position at the end of the 2013 season.

Normark led Aalesund 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. His stay in Tromsø was not very successful, and on 26 July 2006, he was sacked after only seven months in the manager's chair. In October 2006 he agreed to take over the Sápmi national football team.[1]

As an active player, Normark had his best years at Bodø/Glimt, where he won the Norwegian Cup and silver medals in Tippeligaen in 1993. He also played in the top division for Brann, and for his hometown side Mjølner. He also 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.