Gamst (42): He refuses

Gamst (42): He refuses

He has 83 international matches for Norway and scored 17 goals. For nine years he was at Blackburn – from 2004 to 2013.

He is now 42 years old. but Although the contract with Ranheim in the OBOS League expires in the new year, Morten Gamst Pedersen is thinking about a new season of the best football.

– We will talk during the new year. I’m going to have a little vacation and feel it. I have a good conversation with Ranheim, and I’ll start from there, says Gamst to Dagbladet.

Oslo in 2011: Morten Gamst Pedersen congratulates top scorer John Carew on his goal during the Norway-Cyprus match at Ulleval Stadium. Norway won 3-1. Photo: Erlind AS/NTB
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In clear words:

He will not participate in Ranheim’s first training sessions in 2024. But if he notices that the hunger is there, the body is working, and Ranheim coach Kari Ingebrigtsen likes what he notices, then there could be a new season in the spring stones outside. Trondheim.

-I run my own planner in January. This has been the case in recent years to keep the body moving. “I will build strength and feel it,” Gamst says.

-We keep the dialogue open. If it happens, it happens. If it doesn’t, it doesn’t happen. There is no stress.

All at Ewood Park: Morten Gamst Pedersen played for Blackburn from 2004 to 2013. Image: NTB

All at Ewood Park: Morten Gamst Pedersen played for Blackburn from 2004 to 2013. Image: NTB
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He lives in Tromsø and does not rule out other possibilities. He turned 42 on September 8.

– What motivates you almost 20 years after coming to Blackburn?

-Football is incredibly fun. That’s why you keep going. It has nothing to do with finances or anything like that. You do it because you love football and find it incredibly rewarding. Then we’ll see what happens until next year.

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He believes Ranheim has something exciting going on under Kåre Ingebrigtsen. The club came in eighth place this season.

Recently it became known that Per Ciljan Skjelbred will move from Rosenborg to Ranheim. Pål André Helland comes as a developer for sports equipment players. Meanwhile, Christian Eigen Rismark changed his status from player to assistant coach.

Bombshell: On my way here

Bombshell: On my way here


– I thought Bear would spend the new year in Rosenborg. But it’s great for Ranheim to come in and contribute here as well, notes Gamst.

– Christian comes as an assistant, and it seems natural to him. You see it has a bit of Eigen (Nels Arne Eigen’s grandson) in it. Pal, I think I was pretty good at explaining things as a TV expert. It will be very good for young players. He has a high status.

Never happened before

Never happened before


Regarding his position, the 42-year-old man says:

-I have to play a lot this year. It was great fun. When you join a team, you want to help build the culture. If you go somewhere, it’s not for playing. You will help set standards, both on and off the field.

Coach Kåre Ingebrigtsen had great success at Rosenborg from 2014 to 2018. Now the club is in sporting ruin – while optimism is spreading at Ranheim. Then the question is whether Alfred Johansson (33) can turn the tide at Lerkendal.

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