The End in TV 2 – The coaching duo has a new long-term deal at LSK

The End in TV 2 - The coaching duo has a new long-term deal at LSK

In recent weeks, Petter Myhre was faced with a choice as he had to choose between continuing on TV 2 or continuing to coach Lillestrøm.

In the end, Lillestrom emerged as the victorious party.

– It was a difficult choice, as I had to choose something that I like. There were two jobs that I enjoyed very well. I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to choose between two good careers, says Peter Myhre.

In recent years he has combined his role as a football expert on TV2 with being co-coach on the team with Geir Bakke at Lillestrøm. But the next year, TV 2 took over the rights to Norwegian football, and then it was quickly concluded that the dual role could not continue.

– I must honestly admit that I changed my mind several times along the way. I kind of came to a conclusion in the evening, and then I thought I’d call and report the decision. But then I woke up the next day and thought the opposite, Myhry says.

He describes it all as a lifestyle choice.

– If I had retired from football now, I think it would have been very difficult to come back as a coach. Perhaps I would have finished as a coach at the highest level, he says.

New agreement: Petter chose Myhre Lillestrøm. Photo: Svein Ove Ekornesvåg/NTB

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He says he demanded early on a long-term perspective on a potential new agreement with TV 2 and Lillestrøm. After a long life in football with contract negotiations almost every winter, he wanted predictability.

The bonus is a five-year agreement with Lillestrøm.

But Myhre isn’t the only one stretching. His partner, Gear Buck, had an initial agreement with Lillstrom until 2024. He is now extending the agreement for another three years.

– It was completely natural for us, says sporting director Simon Mesven at Lillestrom.

At an early stage, he says, one could have hoped for a long-term deal with both Bakke and Myhre. But because of the TV 2 agreement, it was difficult.

– We think these are the best trainers Lillestrøm can get, we didn’t look elsewhere and thought the grass could be greener elsewhere. We’re very content to make it happen, says Mesfin.

The division of labor will be much the same. But instead of the title of assistant, Mir was given the title of “coach”. However, Gear Buck is still the main offender.

Peter Meyer is pleased that the future is finally named. Now he is ready for a busy daily life ahead.

– I’ve come to realize that this is a 24/7 job. There will be less family, fewer friends, and less vacation in the future than there could have been. I give up on a lot of things, but my anxiety was a little bit about what I was going to do Monday through Friday. I’m a person who wants a lot to happen, says Peter Myhre.

The end: Peter Myhry has resigned as football expert on TV2 from next year.  Photo: Mathias Kleiveland/TV 2

The end: Peter Myhry has resigned as football expert on TV2 from next year. Photo: Mathias Kleiveland/TV 2

Meditation led to the exit of VIF

Along with non-Buck, he and Lillestrøm have made great strides in recent years. From relegation and financial problems to promotion, he finished fourth and green numbers financially.

Now Myhre is ready for Lillestrøm to take it one step at a time as a club. He does not want to speculate about the positions he dreams of achieving during his new contract period, but it is clear that LSK as a club always wants to challenge the biggest clubs in Norway and eventually become one of them.

But now, anyway, there is a new important piece in the Lillestrøm gym. And with Myhre signing a new contract, LSK fans can rest assured they have a man at the club who lives and breathes football.

– I think it’s hard to understand what it means to be a football coach for those who haven’t been there. I’m the kind of person who thinks a lot. I think more than (you). I wish I had this property there. For me, being a soccer coach always characterizes my day-to-day life, and that’s something I have to work on, says Meyer.

In the summer of 2007, he was a big part of why he gave up at Vålerenga.

– Then I had two children who suddenly began to arrest me for what I asked them. If they answered, I don’t know what to answer. I go into such a bubble. But the kids are now 20 and 23, so hopefully they can manage more on their own in the future, says Peter Meyer.

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