Gikstad’s criticisms of Vipers: – Very surprising

Gikstad’s criticisms of Vipers: – Very surprising
An obvious note: Ole Gustav Gjekstad believes that the Vipers are a far cry from maintaining the same level of management as in handball.

Ole Gustav Gjekstad ended up on the Vipers. The successful coach comes with criticism on his way out in Kristiansand. It is believed that the “Facebook scandal” was heavy.


– The club needs to build confidence again, Gekstad tells VG.

After five years of tremendous sporting success, the coach believes he is leaving a club with a poor organization.

– Gikstad says it’s very surprising to me that the club hasn’t addressed the matter home friend.

He believes that “goal setting and strategic discussions” have been completely absent in everything other than sports.

– We have a strategic plan drawn up, – answers Chairman of the Board Ron Nomland.

Throughout his five years at the club, Gikstad has won all trophies – except for the Champions League in 2019. This past weekend, Katrin Lundy & Co. With winning the CL title for the third year in a row.

There are two cultures in snakes. Sport is a powerful culture while the other culture is not. I’m disappointed that we couldn’t move on, the outgoing coach tells Kristiansand newspaper.

At the latest this season, the club had only two full-time positions in management. Benedict Loyland will now become the new General Manager. The club hopes to rise to four positions.

– We have to strengthen it (management), says Ron Nomland.

The club’s longtime director of sales and marketing departed in May. Christer Poulsen ended up in a storm when he harassed Basin goalkeeper Annick Liebmann in a Facebook post after the North Mediterranean semi-final in February. Paulsen initially claimed he had been hacked, but turned around and admitted everything six days later.

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The Vipers forgave Paulsen and allowed him to continue his work. It must have upset many.

There is no doubt that this case affected us. The handling after that was long and clumsy, but we still managed to keep the right focus on the sport, says Gekstad to VG and answers “yes” to questions about whether it had been a bit of a chore in his last three months as Viper coach.

Gjekstad spent its last working day for the Vipers in the Champions League Final. Now assistant Thomas Hlavati takes charge as Sandefjorden starts against Odense in Denmark on July 1.

– I think the team looks very good and I think Thomas will do a good job as a coach. We have some rocks in the sea, says Ole Gustav Gekstad, and the club needs to build confidence again.


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