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Lars Lagerback is back

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By Euronews
Lars Lagerback is back

Veteran football boss Lars Lagerback is back in the game, after being appointed Head Coach of Norway.

The Swede has the challenge of steering the struggling international team through a tough World Cup qualification group, which includes the current holders Germany.

And although Lagerback recognises his new side are outsiders, he is upbeat.

He said: “Looking at the standings, anyone can see the situation isn’t very promising.

“Being realistic, the chances are slim. You can however always win a football game, and we are looking at a few key matches coming up where victories and six points are needed.

“Then a second place and the playoffs might be within reach. Passing Germany is not realistic.”

The 68-year-old, who has signed a contract that will keep him in the job until 2020, coached Nigeria at the 2010 World Cup and had a nine-year spell in charge of Sweden.

But his greatest achievement will surely be steering footballing minnows Iceland to a shock victory over England at Euro 2016.