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“The greatest coach we’ve ever had. But we will remember him for so much, much more »

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.

The incredible moment: Nils Arne Eggen and Rosenborg beat AC Milan in the Champions League at the San Siro in 1996.

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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