Kåre Ingebrigtsen is best known for his time as a player and manager at Norwegian club Rosenborg. He was recently appointed manager of Belgian side Oostende. The new start for the Norwegian couldn’t have been much harder, but surprisingly it all ended in a shock win away to top club Anderlecht.
Oostende are seen as a relegation candidate and struggle would be a word used to describe the upcoming season, but what a great start for Kåre Ingebretsen and his team, and against Vincent Kompany.
Both, Kompany and Ingebrigtsen are previous Man City players. Kåre based at Maine Road from 1992 to 1994, playing 15 league games and in those games not scoring a single goal, but on one occasion he scored three against Leicester City in the EFL Cup. The clash ended sadly for LCFC in a 4-1 defeat.
This was back in December 1993, and long before Vincent Kompany joined Man City, and he might have no idea that this was a clash between two former Man City players both making their league debut as managers in the Belgian top flight.
Vincent Kompany and Anderlecht are seen as favourites to win the Belgian top division this season but could have started in a much better way, losing 2-1 at home to a team seen as relegation candidates.
It was a big surprise when Kåre Ingebrigtsen got the sack from his Rosenborg post a year ago, being top of the league, still in the cup and also in qualification for Europe, which Ingebrigtsen a year before had knocked CL finalist Ajax out off, with a team leaded by former Arsenal and Juventus forward Nicklas Bendtner.
The sacking went to court, which ended in a settlement between the parties. Later we have seen Ingebrigtsen as an expert in Norwegian TV, talking down the Rosenborg regime and their strategies.
We wish Kåre Ingebrigtsen all the best in his new role at Oostende, and his only goals for Manchester City were all scored against Leicester City in that cup game, and hopefully he will show his skills as a coach in Belgium and get the odds better for his new club.
Vincent Kompany came from a treble trophy winning season, and as Ajax a few years back got to learn, coming up against “Brutter’n” is no walk n the park. He knows his football and he can get teams to play attractive football and before his time at Rosenborg he did a terrific job at Bodo Glimt, which was a bit similar to Oostende.
In 5000/1 style, Kåre Ingebrigtsen, masterminded the win, with just 37% ball possession and of course in a counterattacking style, which he never or seldom used as a Rosenborg coach and he shows that he can mix those to combinations brilliantly.
Vlap started the scoring for Anderlecht, but goals from Vargas and Sakala secured the Oostende win. Sakala (pic.) is a 22 year old Zambia international. Former Man Utd player and Man City coach Simon Davies, who earlier in the summer followed Kompany to Anderlecht, leaded the Anderlecht team from the bench as Kompany was on the field playing.