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Egil Olsen

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Full nameEgil Roger Olsen
Playing positionWinger (retired)

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Egil Roger Olsen (born 22 April 1942 in Fredrikstad), nicknamed Drillo, is a Norwegian association football manager and former Norwegian football player. He is best known as a highly successful coach of the Norwegian national football team. He has since been coach of the Iraqi national football team, his departure from which caused considerable attention. In January 2009 he made a comeback as manager for the Norwegian national football team. Since then, Norway has risen from rank 59 in 2009 to rank 11 in 2011 on the FIFA rankings.


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