Tord Grip

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Tord Grip
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Grip at Bosön in 2013
Personal information
Full name Tord Erland Grip
Date of birth (1938-01-13) 13 January 1938 (age 84)
Place of birth Ytterhogdal, Sweden
Senior career*
–1955 Ytterhogdals IK
1956–1965 Degerfors IF
1966–1968 AIK 56 (16)
1969–1973 KB Karlskoga
National team
1958–1961 Sweden U23 10 (9)
1963–1965 Sweden B 6 (7)
1963–1967 Sweden [1] 3 (1)
Teams managed
1969–1973 KB Karlskoga
1974–1975 Örebro SK
1976 Degerfors IF
1977–1978 Sweden (assistant manager)
1977–1978 Sweden (women) [2]
1979–1980 Örebro SK
1979–1980 Sweden U21
1983–1984 Malmö FF
1986 Campobasso
1987–1988 Norway
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)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Tord Erland Grip (born 13 January 1938) is a Swedish former football coach and player. He has worked with several national teams, including England, Sweden, Indonesia, Mexico, the Ivory Coast and Kosovo.


Playing career

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. [3]

Coaching career

Grip became a player/manager at KB Karlskoga in 1969, and has since managed several other clubs, Swedish, Italian and Swiss.

He has also managed the national team for Norway, the Swedish women's senior team and men's under sixteen team, and has had two spells as assistant manager of the country's team for Sweden. After his second period as assistant manager of the national team, in 1998, Grip took up a coaching position at the club from Italy, S.S. Lazio, as the assistant of fellow Swedish manager Sven-Göran Eriksson.

In January 2001, when Eriksson was appointed England manager, he brought Grip with him from Lazio as assistant manager, and he remained in the post until the end of the UEFA Euro 2004, and with England until the end of the 2006 FIFA World Cup. In November 2006, Grip was appointed special adviser to the club from Sweden, Djurgårdens IF.

On 6 July 2007, Grip became part of the backroom staff of Manchester City, when Sven-Göran Eriksson took over as manager of the club, it meant that Grip was re united with Eriksson, after their reign together in the set up of England. In June 2008, Grip was again reunited with Eriksson, after accepting an offer to become assistant manager of Mexico.

In April 2009, after Eriksson was fired by the Mexico Football Federation due to a bad string of results, Eriksson and Grip took up the positions of Director of Football and General Advisor to the Director of Football at Notts County respectively. Grip is currently a freelance senior squad scout, for the team in the Premiership, Southampton.[ citation needed ]

In February 2014, he was appointed as assistant manager of Kosovo. [4]



Malmö FF

Sweden (assistant manager)

Lazio (assistant manager)

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  2. "Samtliga förbundskaptener damlandslaget genom tiderna" (in Swedish). Swedish Football Association . Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  3. "500 AIK:are - Tord Grip". Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  4. "Tord Grip blir assisterande förbundskapten i Kosovo" (in Swedish). 27 February 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2014.