Date of birth: 15 July 1953
Playing career: Vålerenga Fotball, Kongsvinger IL
Coaching career: Kongsvinger IL, Norway (women), Lillestrøm SK, Ikast fS, Canada (women), Trinidad & Tobago (women), Norway (women)
Pellerud's return to the Norway helm in December 2012 takes him back to the role where he had huge success between 1989 and 1996. Having previously led Kongsvinger, where he ended his playing career, Pellerud took Norway to the inaugural 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup final, losing to the United States in China, and went on from there. Two years later his Norway team won the 1993 UEFA European Women's Championship, the last time Germany did not take the title. And then in 1995 Norway defeated Germany in the World Cup final in Sweden, followed a year later by a bronze medal at the first women's Olympic tournament.
Pellerud then returned to men's club management in Norway and Denmark before in 1999 becoming Canada women's coach. He remained until 2008, finishing fourth at the 2003 World Cup, and though he announced his retirement, Pellerud then took charge of Trinidad & Tobago, notably leading their side on home soil at the 2010 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup. That role ended in 2012 when he came home to Norway to succeed Eli Landsem.
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