Iversen ends up as cross-country women’s head: – Best I jump

Trnder’s contract expires after the season runs. He said that there were several reasons why he quit.

– One is that I feel girls need a new push and a different type of coach. The second is that I miss being a coach in the traditional sense. “I have now coached the national team for six years (coach for Sweden and Norway), and being the coach of the national team is a lot different than just being a coach,” Iversen told Address.

– Practitioners in the fall, I think about this a lot

– In addition, it is time to think a little about Unni, family and friends, for most of the year I have been absent in recent years, he added.

The 63-year-old was brought back into the ranks of the Norwegian national team in the spring of 2018. After four seasons, it’s all over, and Iversen made a decision at the start of this winter.

– Practitioners in the fall, I think about this a lot. But before Christmas, I was done thinking. “The conclusion is it’s best for me to leave now,” he said.

Decided before Christmas

Iversen stated that he spoke with cross-country manager Espen Bjervig in October about the way forward. Then he reveals that he doubts his own future.

– I’m not sure if the girls and the national team would benefit from me taking a new period.

Leaders and runners were recently briefed on the decision. Iversen said no one was surprised or surprised.

Media drives

He and the rest of the cross-country management recently received a lot of criticism from their own athletes and cross-country skier profiles. Several questions have been asked about how to do things. Iversen should also answer for a weaker result behind Therese Johaug.

At the Olympics, he took a hard line against media reports of riots at the cross-country camps. He was shocked by all the negative publicity.

– Given the reality that the media are trying to create… We don’t recognize ourselves at all. We have great prosperity, unity is great. Yes, there are some statements in the media that make us not want to make headlines, Iversen told NTB last month.

“Many of us could do a better job”

Now he’s self-critical and admits that things aren’t going the way they should. At the same time, he points out that there may be “many of us who could have done a better job”.

The World Cup season ends in Falun, Sweden this weekend. Iversen’s contract with the Norwegian Ski Association expires on May 1.

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