Norway hires Solbakken to interchange Lagerbäck as coach


OSLO (AP) — Norway employed Ståle Solbakken to interchange Lars Lagerbäck as coach of the nationwide staff on Thursday.

Lagerbäck had a contract till 2022 however leaves after failing to qualify for subsequent yr’s European Championship following a loss to Serbia within the playoffs in October.

The Norwegian soccer federation mentioned it has been in talks with Solbakken “in full transparency with Lars Lagerbäck” about being the staff’s future coach and has chosen to make the change instantly.

Solbakken is a former midfielder for Norway and lately resigned from his job as coach of Danish staff FC Copenhagen.

He takes cost of an bettering nationwide staff which options attacking gamers like Borussia Dortmund ahead Erling Haaland and Actual Madrid midfielder Martin Ødegaard.

“For me, it is a good time to take over,” Solbakken mentioned. “Lars Lagerbäck and (assistant) Per Joar Hansen have completed a strong job and developed a basis that will probably be thrilling to work on.

“I look ahead to taking up the duty of constructing a powerful staff.”


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