Norway’s national team coach, Christian Berge, has given the Norwegian federation the message that he resigns. An eager to be on the floor as a coach every day got to big, and he will now join the new big club project, Kolstad, as a head coach.
Lifted Norway to new heights
Under Berge’s leadership, the Norwegiand national team, “Håndballgutta” (Handball Boys), have established themselves in the top world elite. The tangible proof of this is the two World Cup silvers (2017 and 2019) and the European Championship bronze (2020) the team has secured during this period. In addition, it was fourth place in the European Championships 2016 and fifth place in the European Championships 2022, and in the Tokyo Olympics last summer, the Handball Boys participated for the first time since 1972.
Buy out: 150.000 euro
Rumours about Berge’s connection with Kolstad and his participation with getting several top players to the club escalated in the end of 2021. This forced the Norwegian federation, NHF, to ask Berge for a clarification of his position as head coach for the Norwegian national team.
Christian Berge had a contract until 2025 with the federation. This is being terminated with a buy out agreement with Kolstad. According to rumours it’s talk about NOK 1.500.000,- to buy out Christian Berge.
Kolstad have signed several top Norwegian players. Sander Sagosen, Torbjørn Bergerud and Magnus Abelvik Rød, all norwegian national team players have signed for Kolstad.