FROM STAFF TO START: Azar Karadas has got a new job. Photo: Terje Bendiksby / NTB
The southern club itself confirms this on Thursday evening.
Updated yesterday 21:09
– It is a great honor for me. I am extremely proud and happy, and can’t wait to get started with the job, says Azar Karadas ikstart.no.
The former national team player comes from the position of assistant coach in Stabæk. On Thursday he arrives in Kristiansand, and on Monday the work begins.
– I look forward to meeting all the players, the coaching staff and everyone who works in and around the club, he says further.
Karadas has 10 national team matches for Norway. In addition, he has played in a number of club teams, but mostly in Brann.
Karadas has had a number of different coaching jobs since he retired as a top-level footballer in 2019.
In September 2023, the former Brann hero was employed as an assistant coach for Bob Bradley in the then elite league club Stabæk. Now there will be new tasks in Kristiansand.
Since he retired as a footballer, the 42-year-old from Nordfjordeid has had jobs as head coach for Brann’s second team in the PostNord league, assistant coach for Stabæk and at the start of 2024 he also got a role in the support apparatus around the Norwegian G18 national team.
Do you think Start will move up to the Eliteserien next season?
A lot has happened in Start recently. In December, their dream of promotion to the Eliteserien was shattered after an organizational failure meant that opponent Bryne was awarded the victory without the qualifying match being played, and after that both the club director, sports director, head coach and the club’s chairman left Start for various reasons.
At the end of January, the club’s board was also thrown out after distrust from the players.
Published: 08.02.24 at 18:00
Updated: 08.02.24 at 21:09