Tor Ole Skullerud

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Tor Ole Skullerud
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Personal information
Date of birth (1970-12-10) 10 December 1970 (age 51)
Place of birth Kongsvinger, Norway
Senior career*
Grue IL
Ullern IF
Teams managed
2005–2007 Norway U-18/U-19
2008–2009 Vålerenga (assistant manager)
2010 Norway U21 (assistant manager)
2010 Norway U21 (caretaker manager)
2010–2013 Norway U21 (assistant manager)
2013 Norway U21
2014–2015 Molde
2016–2018 Strømsgodset
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Tor Ole Skullerud (born 10 December 1970) is a Norwegian football manager and former player. [1] [2]


Club career

Skullerud was born Kongsvinger, Norway. He played for hometown club Kongsvinger IL, before turning out for Ready, Frigg, Grue IL, and Ullern IF Fotball.

Managerial career

Early career

Skullerud worked as a coach in Ullern IF Fotball and Bærum SK before taking over Norway's U-18 and U-19 teams. He was then appointed as assistant manager for Vålerenga, working under playing manager Martin Andresen.

Norway national youth teams

After being Per Joar Hansen's assistant in the under-21s, he took over as head coach in January 2013 after Hansen was appointed the new manager of Rosenborg.

He led Norway to the UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Israel. Norway was one of eight participating teams and finished second in their round with five points after a draw against the host nation Israel, a win against England and a draw with Italy. In the knockout phase, they faced eventual winners Spain, losing 3–0.

Skullerud was also briefly assistant coach under Per Mathias Høgmo with the men's national team. Skullerud is also a UEFA Prolis which is the highest education of coaches in Norway.


On 13 January 2014, he was presented as Ole Gunnar Solskjær's successor as head coach of Molde FK. [3] His first season with Molde was an instant success, winning the double as winners of both the league title and the Norwegian Cup, the club's first ever double. Molde won the league with an eleven-point gap down to main rivals Rosenborg, and their 71 points was a new record for most points in the league. On 1 July 2015, Molde announced that Skullerud had decided not to continue as head coach at Molde after the 2015 season due to family reasons. [4] After a run of mediocre results, culminating with Molde being eliminated by Dinamo Zagreb in the third qualifying round for the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League on 4 August, Skullerud was sacked on 6 August 2015. [5]

Managerial statistics

As of 7 June 2018 [6]
Molde 13 January 2014 – 6 August 20156542121114656064.62
Strømsgodset 18 October 2016 – 6 June 2018522412167661046.15




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