Thoresen quits as national team coach after World Cup – will have longer contract

This was stated by the Norwegian Ice Hockey Association in a press release. Thoresen has been coach of the national team since 2016, and he will lead Norway in his fifth World Cup as a coach.

After that, done.

“The parties were in recent dialogue about an extension, in which the NIHF has offered Petter Thoresen an extension of his agreement as national team coach for one year, up to and including the 2023 World Cup. Thoresen has today notified the NIHF that he has refused this extension, and is thus resigning. himself as national team coach when the current agreement expires after WC 2022 in Finland », the association wrote.

The NIHF stated that in the future they would lay down coaching cabal for the men’s national team for the next few years.

Thoresen has previously made it clear that he wants a contract extension of more than a year. She does not understand. Now the parties part in early summer.

– That’s embarrassing, but that’s how it is. The union made its choice and I made mine, said Thoresen TV 2.

He further emphasized that the short contract was the reason why he refused to continue as manager of the national team.

Now he hopes to return to coaching at club level.

“I’ve had dialogues with several clubs, but this is the club I’m significantly closer to than others,” Thoresen said.

He called all the jobs in the elite series interesting.

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