The Norwegian left-back was a mainstay in teams led by Graeme Souness, Roy Evans and Gerard Houllier from his arrival in 1992 to his exit eight years later. He was also part of Norway's golden generation, featuring at two World Cups. That first World Cup in 1994 saw him take on Jack Charlton's Ireland.
After that, the current Rosenborg BK sporting director played at Blackburn Rovers. That current sporting director role has seen him emphasise the importance of community work for young players.