Dag-Eilev Fagermo was sacked earlier this season as coach of Vålerenga after just over three years at the club.
On Sunday, he was a guest during TV 2 Eliteserien’s broadcast. There he invited the club to split teams with Tor Olaf Trom, the sole owner of Vålerenga Fotball, who supports the club financially.
According to Trum, capital 230m injected into Vålerenga since 2014.
– Now they have been trying for many years. They’ve changed coaches and sporting directors, and the coach who was there was mostly very good, they’ve had success with other clubs, Fagermo starts thinking.
He does not imagine that the capital team can become a big club without structural changes.
– I’ll go upstairs and see if a change should be made on the owner’s side now. Tor Olav (Trøim) is a cool guy who loves Vålerenga. But he has been the owner of Vålerenga for many years, and sporting results are not forthcoming, and that’s what matters most, says Fagermo.
He believes Vålerenga should shift to a model where the club runs entirely itself. He notes that the club now has a good foundation to stand on its feet financially.
– I think the club is ready to run itself. The Academy is amazing in every sense of the word. He notes that because there are so many quality players, the club is well equipped financially.
The coach pointed out that the club has sold many players to foreign clubs in recent years.
Vålerenga’s agreement with Trøim runs until the end of 2028. Dagbladet has asked the president of Vålerenga Fotball Elite, Tuva Ørbeck Sørheim, what she thinks of Fagermo’s move. It did not respond to Dagbladet’s query on Monday morning.
Vålerenga only managed a 2-2 win at home to Odd on Sunday. The club occupies a qualifying position with 11 matches remaining.
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