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Egil Roger Olsen (born April 22, 1942) nicknamed "Drillo", is probably the most successful manager in the history of the Norwegian national football team, coached the team from 1990 to 1998, guiding them to World Cup final tournaments in 1994 and 1998. Present manager of Fredrikstad F.K.
He was also a successful player with 16 caps. His nickname "Drillo" means "The dribler" in a slang sort of way.
In June 1999, the 57-year-old Olsen made his appearance in English football when he was named as manager of Wimbledon. But he remained in charge for less than a year and was sacked just before the club slipped out of the Premiership, having been top division members since 1986. He has since returned to Norway.
Active career: 16 caps (1964-71). Clubs: Østsiden (1958-65), Vålerenga (1966-67), Sarpsborg (1968-71), Frigg (1972-74), Hasle/Løren (1975).
Manager of: Frigg (1972-74, 1978-79, 1981-83), Hasle/Løren (1975), Østsiden (1976-78), U21-national team (1979-85), Fossum (1983-84), Lyn (1986-88), Aalesund (1989), U23-national team (1990), National Team (1990-98), Vålerenga I.F. (1998-99), Wimbledon (1999-2000), U19-national team (2003-04), Fredrikstad (2004- ).
Statistics for Norway with Olsen as manager: 88 matches; 46 victories, 26 draws, 16 losses, goals: 168-63
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