Bob Bradley is thought to be approaching the end of his time in Norway, not least because Ole Gunnar Solskjaer just got the job at Molde (Bradley was reported to have had talks about the position). He also missed out on a gig at Sunderland, but there is a rumor linking Bradley to Le Havre, and whispers suggesting he may be in the frame to step in at Aston Villa. He has done good work over the past couple of season with Stabaek, but it seems clear he would like to parlay the experience into a new challenge.
If this is Bradley's last season in Norway, however, he may leave with a lasting endorsement of his work: he is one of three nominees for Norway's Coach of the Year award. With three rounds left to play, Stabaek is battling to hold down second place in the league - an impressive showing for a club that was newly promoted last season.
Bradley's competition is Kare Ingebrigtsen, manager of Rosenborg - seemingly destined for a league and cup double this season - and FK Bodo/Glimt's Jan Halvor Halvorsen.
Yes, the former assistant to Hans Backe, Halvorsen, has been nominated for Coach of the Year in Norway. His primary achievement this season would appear to be pushing Bodo/Glimt a little higher up the table than was achieved last year (the club's first back in the top-flight after Halvorsen led it to promotion in his first season in charge). This, it would appear, is at least the third-most impressive coaching job in Norway in 2015.
Manager of the year: Jan Halvor Halvorsen (Bodø/Glimt) Kåre Ingebrigtsen (Rosenborg) Bob Bradley (Stabæk)— NorwayStats (@NorwayStats) October 21, 2015
Congrats, Jan. Congrats, Bob. May the best
man Metro win. (Actually, it will presumably be trophy-laden Ingebrigtsen who walks off with the prize.)