The club confirms that Eric Keono (31) and Stabic are parting ways after just over a year. He wanted to say goodbye to the players.
– It’s a bit of a shame I couldn’t say it correctly face to face, but that’s what happens with timing. We had a day off today, and then it turned out like this. I could stop one day, Kjønø tells VG.
The dismissal takes place two days after Stjørdals-Blink’s embarrassing 2-3 loss in the OBOS League. TV 2 He was the first to report the development around the young coaching talent, like the club confirmed Tuesday evening.
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Eric is a great coaching talent. We are very confident that he will have a good coaching career. It was “all in” here. It’s a shame that things go the way they do, but that’s part of the mechanics of football. Sports director Torger Bjarmann tells VG he will come back strong.
Stabæk is fifth after 20 league rounds, four points ahead of Ranheim for direct promotion. Kjønø admits that they did not take as many points as they had hoped.
The next time will be a time to reflect and visit other professional environments to learn new things. At the same time, I get more time with my family, he says.
Watch the highlights from Stabæk’s 2–3 loss to Stjørdals-Blink here.
Kjønø took over the director’s chair at Grorud IL in 2018, and moved to the OBOS League the following year. Prior to last year’s season, he gave up the manager’s chair at Grorud to become an assistant under Jan Jönsson at Stabæk. On July 9 last year, he took charge as head coach.
Kjønø became Eliteserien’s youngest ever coach. Stabæk then came second at Eliteserien, with just six points in ten matches. The club later moved to Mjøndalen, before Brann also followed the system.
– I had a great time at Stabæk and I apologize that this year’s results were not as expected. I respect the club’s need to make changes now and I am sure Stabæk will do well throughout the fall and will have a bright future ahead, says Kjønø in the press release.
Kjønø also thanks her on Twitter.
Assistant coaches Hugo Vicente and Peter Bielsvik temporarily take over the coaching duties of Team A.
– He’s gone too fast. They’ll take over for now, then we’ll check the market to see what might be available and appropriate. We’ll see which solution we settle on eventually, says Bjarman of chasing down the coach.
They have not set a date for when a permanent solution will be found.
– We’re pretty sure Petter and Hugo will handle this well, says Bjarmann.
Watch Stabæk Talent Gift Orban’s amazing goal against Brann.
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