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A Football Manager addict has become the real-life boss of a professional side in Iceland at the age of just 27.
Orri Thorisson, who claims to have spent eight per cent of his life playing the video game, has been appointed as the manager of Icelandic fourth-tier side Knattspyrnufelag Vesturbaejar.
KV, who were found 20 years ago, attract a crowd of 400 on average and have been known to have around 2,000 people come to home games at the KV-Park stadium in Vesturbaer.
Thorisson has been tasked with the job of lifting the club after they suffered successive relegations and he’s keen to take them back to where they belong.
Speaking to SPORTbible, he said: ‘My dream is to achieve promotion this season and make my family proud.
A Football Manager addict has become the real-life boss of a professional side in Iceland
Orri Thorisson (left) claims to have spent eight per cent of his life playing the video game
Knattspyrnufelag Vesturbaejar announced Thorisson’s appointment in Football Manager style
‘I want to help my players gain more confidence and more joy from playing this beautiful game.’
Thorisson claims to have spent more than 13,700 hours of his life playing Football Manager and recently guided Leicester City to six consecutive Premier League titles – a save he spent over 600 hours on.
‘I genuinely believe it’s had a positive impact on my real-life management abilities,’ Thorrison added.
‘The game’s intricate mechanics, strategic decision-making and pressure-filled scenarios have allowed me to hone my analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.’
Meanwhile, KV chairman, Auounn Orn Gylfason, was full of praise for Thorisson as he explained the reasoning for his appointment.
‘We wanted to take different route in appointing a manager this time around,’ he told SPORTbible. ‘Orri is a young, promising lad who not only has huge ambitions with our club, but a different experience and background from other candidates.
‘We know success in Football Manager doesn’t just happen with the swing of a magic wand. You need to have a deep understanding of the game and now time will tell if he can meet up to our expectations in real life.’
Source From: Football | Mail Online
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