Tord Grip

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Tord Grip
Tord Grip.jpg
Grip at Bosön in November 2013
Personal information
Full name Tord Erland Grip
Date of birth (1938-01-13) 13 January 1938 (age 78)
Place of birth Ytterhogdal, Sweden
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
–1955 Ytterhogdals IK
1956–1965 Degerfors IF
1966–1968 AIK
1969–1973 KB Karlskoga
National team
1963–1967 Sweden[1] 3 (1)
Teams managed
1969–1973 KB Karlskoga
1974–1975 Örebro SK
(1976) Degerfors IF
1977–1978 Sweden (assistant manager)
1979–1980 Örebro SK
1979–1980 Sweden (U 21)
1983–1984 Malmö FF
(1986) Campobasso
1987–1988 Norway
1988–1990 BSC Young Boys
1991–1997 Sweden (assistant manager)
1995–1996 Indonesia (U 23)
(1997) BSC Young Boys
1998–2001 Lazio (assistant manager)
2001–2006 England (assistant manager)
2007–2008 Manchester City (first team coach)
2008–2009 Mexico (assistant manager)
2009–2010 Notts County (assistant director of football)
(2010) Côte d'Ivoire (assistant coach)
2014– Kosovo (assistant coach)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 October 2006.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 October 2006

Tord Grip (born 13 January 1938) is a Swedish football coach and manager. He has worked with several national teams, including England, Sweden, Indonesia, Mexico and Ivory Coast. As of 2016, he is the assistant manager of the Kosovo national football team.


Grip began his football career as a teenager playing for Ytterhogdals IK, in which he as most footballers of his generation also played bandy, later playing part-time in the top flight for Degerfors IF and AIK while studying for his degree in Physical Education.

He became a player/manager at KB Karlskoga in 1969 and has since managed several other Swedish, Italian and Swiss clubs. He has also managed the Norwegian men's national team, the Swedish women's senior team and men's under-16 team, and has had two spells as assistant manager of the Swedish men's national team.

After his second period as assistant manager of the national team, in 1998, Grip took up a coaching position at Italian club S.S. Lazio, as the assistant of fellow Swedish manager Sven-Göran Eriksson. In January 2001, when Eriksson was appointed England manager, he brought Grip with him from Lazio as assistant manager, and he remained in the post until the end of the UEFA Euro 2004, and with England until the end of the 2006 FIFA World Cup. In November 2006, Grip was appointed Special Advisor to the Swedish club Djurgårdens IF.

On 6 July 2007, Grip became part of the Manchester City backroom staff when Sven-Göran Eriksson took over as manager of the club, it meant that Grip was re-united with Eriksson after their reign together in the England set up.

In June 2008, Grip was again reunited with Eriksson, after accepting an offer to become assistant manager of the Mexico national team. In April 2009, after Eriksson was fired by the Mexico Football Federation due to a bad string of results, Eriksson and Grip took up the positions of Director of Football and General Advisor to the Director of Football at Notts County respectively.

Grip is currently a freelance senior squad scout for Premiership team Southampton.[citation needed] In February 2014, he was appointed as assistant manager of Kosovo.[2]

Honours as manager[edit]

Malmö FF


  1. ^ "Sweden national football team stats". (in Swedish). 
  2. ^ "Tord Grip blir assisterande förbundskapten i Kosovo" (in Swedish). 27 February 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2014. 

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