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Trond Johan Sollied (born 29 April 1959 in Mo i Ranamarker) is a Norwegianmarker football manager and former player. He is the current manager of Turkishmarker club Ankarag√ľc√ľ from Ankaramarker. He has also managed Bod√ł/Glimt, Rosenborgmarker, K.A.A. Gent, Club Brugge, Olympiacos and SC Heerenveen.

Playing career

During his career as an active player, Sollied played for Mo IL, V√•lerenga, Rosenborg, and finally Bod√ł/Glimt as player-manager. He earned fifteen caps for the Norwegian national team, scoring one goal.

Managerial career

He has education from the Norwegian School of Sport Sciencesmarker. Sollied started his career as a manager in 1992 at FK Bod√ł/Glimt where he was player/manager in the Norwegian First Division (second tier). Sollied and Bod√ł/Glimt won the league, and were thus promoted to the Norwegian Premier League. In 1993 Bod√ł/Glimt went straight to second place in the Norwegian Premier League as well as winning the Norwegian Cup. After that season, Sollied retired as player and became a coach. Bod√ł/Glimt continued to finish third in the top division in 1995, losing the cup final against Troms√ł IL in 1996.

Sollied was dismissed from Bod√ł/Glimt after a disagreement with the players and the club board. He went on to Rosenborg BKmarker where he served as the assistant manager under legendary coach Nils Arne Eggen in the 1997 season. That year Rosenborg won the championship. During the 1998 season Eggen took a year off, placing Sollied in the manager seat. With him in charge, Rosenborg  ‚Äď once again ‚Äď won the league and qualified for the UEFA Champions League.

In 1999 Sollied wanted a new challenge and therefore left the Norwegian League to try his luck in the Belgian League. His first team there was KAA Gentmarker. In 2000 he was offered a job at Club Brugge and stayed there until 2005. In six seasons Sollied won everything, 2 championships (2003 and 2005), 2 cups (2002, 2004) and 2 Supercups (2002, 2004).

After the Norwegian national coach Nils Johan Semb retired in 2003, Sollied was mentioned as a replacement, but Sollied stated that he was only interested if he could combine the national team with his club position. This was not accepted by the Norwegian Football Association and √Öge Hareide, Rosenborg coach at that time, became the new national manager.

In 2005, one year before the end of Sollied's contract with Club Brugge, a video message was leaked to the Belgian press, in which Sollied stated that he left Brugge for Olympiacos FC. Sollied disputed that this video was released without his permission. It was only meant to be published after he had signed a contract, which was not yet the case according to him. In Belgiummarker, this affair was seen as a trick to force Brugge to suspend his contract, to prevent Olympiacos from paying a hefty compensation. In a press release, Club Brugge stated that they had taken note of Sollied's decision to suspend his contract. Sollied was officially presented by Olympiacos chairman Socrates Kokkalis as the club's new manager. In his debut season, he won the league title and the Greek cup, and was ranked ninth in Europe on UEFA's list of top coaches in 2006. He also achieved winning the league title in three different countries. In December 2006, after two disappointing Champions League seasons, with Olympiakos finishing fourth (last) at group stage on both occasions, chairman Kokkalis decided to sack Sollied, despite the club being at the top of the table of Greek Super League. Former Skoda Xanthi F.C. manager, Panagiotis Lemonis, was his replacement, returning to the club after 4 years.

In June 2007 K.A.A. Gent confirmed the return (after seven years) of Sollied as club manager. On 15 March 2008 it was confirmed that Sollied had signed a two-year deal with Dutch club SC Heerenveen. As per 9 December 2008 the press has stated that Sollied is a strong candidate as candidate for the national Norwegian team.On August 31, 2009, Heerenveen announced Sollied's dismissal.On 19 November 2009 MKE Ankarag√ľc√ľ made an official statement that they hired the Norweigian manager however Sollied publicly stated that he has not signed a contract with the Turkish club.

MKE Ankarag√ľc√ľ

On 20 November 2009, Sollied signed a new contract with Turkish club Ankarag√ľc√ľ. He replaced Hikmet Karaman, who was sacked a few days ago..

Coaching style

His preferred formation, 4-3-3, is not changed under almost any circumstances. He uses a zonal four-man defence, a holding midfielder behind two central midfielders, two wingers left and right and finally a powerful striker. He loves and adopts attacking football in all of his teams.


Player honours

With Vålerenga:

With Rosenborg:

With Bod√ł/Glimt:

Manager honours

With Bod√ł/Glimt:

With Rosenborg:

With Club Brugge:

With Olympiacos:

With Gent:

With Heerenveen:


  1. Sollied joins Heerenveen
  2. Sollied joins Heerenveen
  3. sc Heerenveen en Trond Sollied uit elkaar
  5. Official: Ankaragucu Appoint Trond Sollied As New Head Coach

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