Lagerback open to Norway role

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Sweden coach Lars Lagerback is refusing to rule out the possibility of taking charge of Norway.

Sweden boss set to step down after Albania game

Sweden coach Lars Lagerback is refusing to rule out the possibility of taking charge of Norway's national team. Lagerback is due to stand down as Sweden boss at the end of the World Cup qualifiers, with his side unlikely to qualify for next summer's finals. The Swedes must pick up three points at home to Albania on Wednesday night and hope Portugal fail to beat Malta in order to claim a play-off place in Group 1. With such a scenario unlikely, the Albania clash is expected to be Lagerback's last in charge after nearly a decade at the helm. He has been linked with the Norway job, with his good friend Nils Johan Semb reported to be taking on the role of sporting director for the national side. However, while Lagerback says that he is prepared to listen to offers for the future, he has not discussed the Norway position with Semb. "I know that I haven't spoken to Semb, but I don't know anything about my future," Lagerback told Fotbollskanalen. "When this has ended, hopefully after the World Cup in South Africa, then we will see. "I can't answer any questions about my future. As I said earlier, I will listen to anything that is interesting."

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