Sweden have appointed Erik Hamren of Norwegian champions Rosenborg Trondheim as their new national team manager.
Hamren will combine both jobs until he takes over full-time at Sweden next August.
“To become national team coach has been a big dream of mine and I’m very grateful Rosenborg have given me this chance,” Hamren told the Swedish FA’s website on Wednesday. “At the same time I am happy to continue working with Scandinavia’s best team, Rosenborg, in 2010.”
The 52-year-old replaces Lars Lagerback, who quit last month following Sweden’s failure to qualify for the 2010 World Cup finals.
“We are very happy and proud to hire Erik Hamren,” said Sweden FA chairman Lars-Ake Lagrell.