Nils Arne Eggen dead at 80: Tributes pour in for ex-Norway manager

LEGENDARY Norwegian manager Nils Arne Eggen has passed away, 老化的 80.

The former Rosenborg and Norway national team coach is one of his country’s greatest ever footballing icons.

Eggen will go down as one of Norway's greatest ever football managers

Eggen will go down as one of Norway’s greatest ever football managers信用: 盖蒂
He managed for 45 years and his longevity was something to behold

He managed for 45 years and his longevity was something to behold信用: 盖蒂

He coached Rosenborg for 23 years across six spells between 1971 和 2010.

And Eggen also took charge of Norway between 1974 和 1977, narrowly missing out on qualification for the 1978 世界杯.

Ex-Norwegian footballer Jan Aage Fjortoft posted a touching tribute on social media which read: “One of the greatest legend of Norwegian football ever, Nils Arne Eggen, 已经死了.

The “Sir Alex” of Rosenborg who had success in the Champions League with nearly only “home-made” players.

A fantastic personality that I loved to be around. RIP。”

And Rosenborg BK also paid homage to their former manager with a statement saying: “It was with sorrow that Rosenborg today received the message that the club’s greatest legend is dead.

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Nils Arne fell asleep quietly until Wednesday night with his immediate family by his side.

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