Grip at Bosön in November 2013
|Full name||Tord Erland Grip|
|Date of birth||13 January 1938|
|Place of birth||Helsingborg, Sweden|
|1977–1978||Sweden (assistant manager)|
|1979–1980||Sweden (U 21)|
|1988–1990||BSC Young Boys|
|1991–1997||Sweden (assistant manager)|
|1995–1996||Indonesia (U 23)|
|1997||BSC Young Boys|
|1998–2001||Lazio (assistant manager)|
|2001–2006||England (assistant manager)|
|2007–2008||Manchester City (first team coach)|
|2008–2009||Mexico (assistant manager)|
|2009–2010||Notts County (assistant director of football)|
|2010||Ivory Coast (assistant coach)|
|2014–2016||Kosovo (assistant coach)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Tord Grip (born 13 January 1938) is a retired Swedish football coach and manager. He has worked with several national teams, including England, Sweden, Indonesia, Mexico, the Ivory Coast and Kosovo.
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Grip began his football career as a teenager playing for Ytterhogdals IK, in which he as most footballers of his generation also played bandy, later playing part-time in the top flight for Degerfors IF and AIK while studying for his degree in Physical Education. Grip became a player/manager at KB Karlskoga in 1969, and has since managed several other clubs, Swedish, Italian and Swiss.
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