Knut Tørum

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Knut Tørum
Knut Tørum 2006 05 04.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1971-08-16) 16 August 1971 (age 46)
Place of birth Bergen, Norway
Playing position Midfielder
Teams managed
Years Team
2006–2007 Rosenborg
2008–2011 Start
2013–2014 Norway U21
2014–2017 Arendal

Knut Kjartan Tørum (born 16 August 1971 in Bergen) is a Norwegian football coach. He's a former manager for Moss FK,[1] leading the team to the Tippeliga play-off's in 2005. He's also a former assistant coach for Stabæk Fotball.

In August 2006, Tørum (at the time the clubs assistant coach) took over as substitute head-coach for Rosenborg after Per Mathias Høgmo took a two-month sick leave. His take-over was very successful starting with eight league wins in a row (a club record) and earned Tørum the title coach of the month for August and October 2006. Rosenborg stated that Høgmo would return to his job as the clubs head coach after the season, despite Tørums success. Tørum led Rosenborg in the last rounds of the premiership, and secured Rosenborg the goldmedals. On 31 October, Per Matias Høgmo decided to retire as football-coach and quit his job in Rosenborg, and Tørum was offered the job as new head-coach in Rosenborg BK which he took. Tørum was awarded coach of the year for 2006.

He was not able to gain the same success in the 2007 domestic season, but Rosenborg managed to qualify for the UEFA Champions League where the club impressed in the group stage with a 1-1 draw away against Chelsea FC and beating Valencia CF 2-0 twice. He resigned the day after the latter match against Valencia.

Tørum was appointed as head-coach of IK Start in December 2008. He resigned this position 22 June 2011,[2] hours before a cup match against Strømsgodset IF. After leaving his job at Start, Tørum and his family wanted to stay in Kristiansand, and in December 2011 he got a non-football job in Kristiansand.[3] In January 2013, he was appointed as Tor Ole Skullerud's assistant coach of the Norwegian under-21 team.[4]

He has his education from the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences.[5]




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  4. ^ "Tørum blir U21-assistent" (in Norwegian). Nettavisen. Norwegian News Agency. 22 January 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  5. ^ Bugge, Mette (5 September 2008). "40 år og fortsatt full fart". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). p. 20.