Heig Rise (53) is the new national team manager for the women’s senior national team. Monica Knudsen, Engfield Stensland and John Knudsen join her on the coaching staff. The Norwegian Football Association writes in a press release.
Earlier this summer, I took the J19 National Team to a final in EC. There they lost in extra time to Spain.
Being able to lead the Norwegian national team is the best, and I am proud and happy to be trusted to lead the team and the team. Hege Riise says in the press release that I am very much looking forward to taking on the challenge.
John Knudsen, LSK’s goalkeeper coach, would work for both the national team and LSK, before becoming a full-time employee at the NFF. This was reported by LSK on its site Locations.
Water cycle qualification
In a few weeks, you’ll be leading the team for the first time. The World Cup qualifiers then end with an away match against Belgium on 2 September and at home against Albania four days later. With a draw or victory over Belgium, Norway is ready for the World Cup next year.
– We are proud of our ability to introduce a new national team manager who can boast of amazing results as a player and coach, and who knows better than anyone else the competition we met there. Hege’s training profile and playing style principles are rooted in the Norwegian football culture and NFF sports plan, while she is well versed in the fact that modern football also requires flexibility in the game, and the ability to surprise opponents, says head football Liz Clavens.
In the past, Riise was also a coach at LSK Kvinner. There she won the series and cup three times in 2016, 2018, and 2019, and also won the series in 2017.
Good starting point
Reese also won the Olympic silver and gold at the World Cup when she was assistant coach for the USA from 2009 to 2012.
– It’s going to be hectic, but we’ll use the time now to prepare for the first matches. Everyone knows what those matches mean, and now we are watching all the Belgium matches from the European Commission and how we beat them, says Reis.
And she adds:
A good starting point is with the management of the group and I expect there will be a group eager for revenge after the European Commission. As I understand it, there is still a good atmosphere in the group of players. We will build on that.
Martin Sjogren and the NFF agreed that he should retire after the failure of the European Commission. Norway’s win over Northern Ireland didn’t help much as they lost 8-0 against England and 1-0 against Austria. Poor results meant it ended with an early exit.
The NFF called a press conference at Ullevaal at 1 p.m.
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