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Hareide new coach for the All-Norwegian team

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The Norwegian Football Association (NFF) got what it wanted as Åge Hareide got hired on as the coach of new All-Norwegian soccer team for the next four years.

Hareide will officially start his new job as coach for the All-Norwegian team January 1, but he will start his new job as soon as Tuesday.

Hareide is scheduled to accompany the NFF to Frankfurt for the drawings of qualifier groups for the World Championship in Germany in 2006.

“Yes, I’m going to be in Frankfurt in connection with the drawing of the groups for the World Championship qualifier,” Hareide said to the Norwegian news bureau.

Pay increase

Hareide will get a nice little pay increase as the new All Norwegian coach since his salary will increase with about one million annually to approximately NOK 3 million (USD 420,000). According to the Norwegian paper VG, the salary was one of the reasons why Hareide re-established contact with the NFF to discuss the job possibilities.

In addition, the NFF had to pay between NOK 4 and 5 million (USD 700,000) to release Hareide for the contract as coach for Rosenborg, according to VG.

Ola By Rise, the current assistant coach at Rosenborg, is stepping up to take Hareide's place as coach for Rosenborg.

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