On Thursday, Manglerud Star presents its major investments for the upcoming seasons.
A lot of people would get a little shinning for us to do something so exciting. We need to get more passion and involve more and more sponsors in the talent development project, says MS’s new CEO, Henning Thoresen.
According to the TV 2 experience, Roy Johansen will also be introduced as the coach of the Oslo team in the upcoming seasons. The former national coach came in February with an off-season contract to save the elite spot.
Manglerud Star and Grüner were allowed to retain their spot in the Elite Series when MS won the final settlement between the two teams in an intense duel.
– I can’t say anything about her yet. We’re going to have a press conference on Thursday where we’ll present the full package.
But the new venture with investor sponsors will make the project possible. They will also, according to the TV 2 experience, finance parts of Johansson’s salary.
We have a new group of sponsors that make this possible. Who is also involved in investing in our project with young talents. Buying to succeed is not applicable.
Thorsen hopes that in the long term MS will be a club that not only develops talent but also has a chance to retain them until they eventually move to bigger clubs abroad.
– We are now trying to build a new structure of MS. We will work better together for a long-term perspective on talent development and hopefully have an impact on the table in the long run. We are the best in talent development in Norway, says Thoresen.
TV 2 has been in contact with Roy Johansson who does not want to comment on this matter now.
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