Norwegian ski team coach Marius Arnesen not returning

Posted By: The Ski Channel on April 13, 2010 5:53 am

Aksel Lund Svindal, the very strong Norwegian alpine skier, revealed today on his blog that his coach of five years, Marius Arnesen, is not returning to coach the team next season. Reasons he cited included the traveling being hard on his family…very understandable. Here’s Aksel’s blog:

“My head coach the last 5 years Marius Arnesen has decided that he will not continue with the team. I had a long talk with him last night. But now he has made his decision, and I do understand his choice. He travels as much as I do, and that is tough to combine with a family life! It’s time to move on. He’s been great. The best coach I could ever ask for. Not only when things go well, but equally important when I got injured in 2007. In extreme situations good people show extreme qualities. The last five years have been amazing. An adventure with ups and downs, but never a boring moment.  Now we have a challenge to reorganize the team. But the advantage with good leaders is that they also make the people around them good. So Marius hasn’t only been at coaching the racers, but also other coaches. And that’s why I have a good feeling about how we’ll face this challenge. Best of luck with your new challenges Marius, and wish us luck with ours.”