the Idea of being a pensioner scares Åge Hareide, however, he is considering, whether it is his own future after the tournament.
the national Coach Åge Hareide is perhaps in time with his last job in world football.
He is considering whether he should go on pension, when the contract with the Danish Football Union expires after this summer's european championship finals. The he says to the Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet.
Right now, considering I actually, if I should stop completely. I will be 67 years old next year, and if I have to have a life before I get too old, it's something I must begin to consider, says Åge Hareide.
- I have not been asked, but it is not safe, that I had said yes to take two more years for Denmark, he adds.
He concedes, however, that the idea of retiring is scary after a lifetime in world football.
- I fear the quiet life. I get anxiety, I just think of it. It is good to have holiday and free, for lets to up, to to on again. But I have never before tried to have free permanent. It is a sinister thought. I would like to be born again, but it cannot, unfortunately.
- There are many who get much out of life as a pensioner, but it is very special and great life to be a part of the soccer ball, to working with motivated young people all the time, says Åge Hareide.
Earlier he held the door open in order to become Norwegian national team manager again, but it is not an option anymore. Friday was national coach Lars Lagerbäck extended his contract to and with the WORLD cup in Qatar in three years.
- It is definately ruled out now. If Lars takes Norway to the WORLD cup in Qatar, they must find a strong replacement for him. Stale Solbakken has the most experience from his time in FCK. I do not see other than him, says Åge Hareide.
He adds, that he constantly felt sure that Lars Lagerbäck would get a new contract, and that the swede has done well in the lead for Norway.
/ritzau/Updated Date: 07 December 2019, 14:00