MEMORY WORDS: The Norwegian football coach of all time has passed away. But it is not first and foremost the fantastic results we will remember Nils Arne Eggen for, writes Eirik Winsnes.
Terrified and nervous, as a 17-year-old I sat ready in the locker room with Erik Hoftun, Ørjan Berg and Bent Skammelsrud. The experienced players joked and laughed, but I thought of Nils Arne Eggen, Lerkendal’s undisputed king, omniscient – and soon my coach. I had been asked to attend training with Rosenborg’s A-team for the first time.
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