OSLO, Norway -- The coach who led Iceland to the European Championship quarterfinals has been hired by struggling Norway.
The Norwegian football federation said Lars Lagerback has signed a contract through the Euro 2020 qualifying programme.
He replaces Per-Mathias Hogmo, who left in November after losing at the Czech Republic.
Lagerback left his previous job as co-coach of Iceland after an inspiring run at Euro 2016, beating England in the round of 16 before losing to host France.
Molde have given the Norwegian Football Federation (NFF) permission to speak to their manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer about the vacant Norway manager's job, according to club director Oystein Neerland.
Former Manchester United striker and Cardiff City manager Solskjaer scored 23 goals for Norway in 63 appearances between 1995 and 2007, putting him fifth in their all-time scoring chart.
"The facts are that we've received a request from the NFF asking for permission to talk to Ole Gunnar. We've said...
Bob Bradley says he's ready to get back into management immediately, after the American lost his job as Swansea City boss this week.
Bradley's time with the Premier League club ended after just 11 games, but he told ESPN FC that the experience hasn't deterred his desire to get back to work elsewhere.
"If the right job opened up tomorrow I'd be on the plane," Bradley said. "If I have to wait a little bit, I wait. We'll see how it develops."
After managing the United States at the 2010 World...
The Norwegian football federation has said coach Per-Mathias Hogmo will step down after three years in the job.
With only three points from four matches in World Cup qualifying, Norway have little chance to qualify for the 2018 tournament in Russia.
The Norwegians, who lost to Czech Republic on Friday, beat San Marino 4-1 for their only victory so far in Group C. Germany lead the group with 12 points.
Hogmo said he has "reached the point where the players and [the federation] weighed more."