Football fan who’s spent 14,000 hours enjoying FM lands real-life supervisor position
Football Manager addict Orri Thorisson has landed a real-life administration job because of the online game.
Nicknamed the ‘Icelandic Will Still’, after the supervisor who skilled a meteoric rise along with his Stade de Reims aspect final season, Thorisson, 27, is hoping to be the saving grace for Icelandic fourth division aspect Knattspyrnufelag Vesturbaejar, higher referred to as KV.
The Reykjavik-based aspect have been on a dramatic downturn in kind, and now entice simply 400 followers to video games. Looking for one thing new, they’ve turned to the person with no formal administration expertise… however he has logged over 571 days on laptop recreation Football Manager, accounting for 8% of his life.
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Football Manager is a simulation recreation that permits followers to take over the position as a supervisor. Success on the sport is not straightforward – however it’s seemingly second nature to Thorisson.
On the sport, Thorisson has taken Leicester City to heights that solely Claudio Ranieri, who gained the title with the Foxes, may would dare to dream. He has gained six consecutive Premier League titles and solely dropping 83 out of 833 video games.
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A press release learn: “Orri Fannar Thorisson is the new coach of KV. Orri knows KV inside and out and his brother is Einar Mar Thorisson is one of the best players in the history of the club. We have high hopes for Orri and look forward to seeing him take the next steps in the coaching box.”
Speaking to SPORTbible, he joked: “I genuinely consider it’s had a constructive impression on my real-life administration talents.
“The game’s intricate mechanics, strategic decision-making and pressure-filled scenarios have allowed me to hone my analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.”
KV’s chairman Auounn Orn Gylfason, who sacked former FC Utrecht and Lillestrom midfielder Viktor Bjarki Arnarsson, mentioned: “We know success in Football Manager doesn’t just happen with the swing of a magic wand.
“You have to have a deep understanding of the sport and now time will inform if he can meet as much as our expectations in actual life.”