Bryne FK Sack Ole Hjelmhaug
Ole Hjelmhaug sacked following 1 win in the last 7 seeing Bryne FK sit second from bottom after 11 games.
Ole Hjelmhaug has today been sacked by Bryne FK following their poor start to the season which sees them sat second from bottom. Pre-season expectations saw Bryne expected to be midtable side, however, a poor start to the season has seen the club sat in 13th.
After being knocked out of the Norwegian Cup in the fourth round by Eliteserien opposition Odd, and another two losses in the league to KFUM Oslo and fellow strugglers Vard, a poor run of 1 win in 7 was enough for Bryne to part ways with Hjelmhaug. Currently sat on 10 points in 11 games, the club, located in Rogaland, are 2 points from safety and with 15 league games left to go will be hoping to avoid a late season relegation battle.
Hjelmhaug had this to say “I am obviously disappointed with leaving this great club in the poor position we are currently in. I wish whoever takes over from me the best and I hope to see the team thrive under new management”
Bryne FK who play in the Bryne Stadion have previously played in the top division in Norway, Eliteserien, as with their last appareance coming in 2002, the club have been on a downward spiral ever since finally getting relegated from the 1. divisjon two seasons ago.
With very little information on who the new manager will be, the Bryne board could look internally with former players Vegar Landro and Olav Berg both apart of the backroom team at the club. Whilst outside of the club, Roger Eskeland, a former club legend who made 278 appearances over 15 years in a one club career is another potential candidate.
Whoever is named as the new boss won’t have long to get his side prepared for their next game, with the side facing 4th placed Hodd away from home a week from now.