Women’s Euros: Norway coach quits after dismal group-stage exit

Martin Sjogren has agreed his departure as head coach of Norway Women following their woeful Women’s Euro 2022 campaign.

Much was expected of two-time European champions Norway after Ada Hegerberg ended her international exile to join an exciting attacking line-up.

But after a 4-1 opening win over Northern Ireland, they suffered a remarkable, record-breaking 8-0 reverse at the hands of hosts England.

Norway could still have qualified for the quarter-finals but instead lost 1-0 to Austria and exited the tournament.

The Norwegian Football Federation confirmed on Tuesday that Sjogren, who had been in charge since 2016, and assistant Anders Jacobson were leaving their roles.

“Having the opportunity to lead Norway’s national team for five and a half years, including three tournaments, has been a special time in my coaching career,” Sjogren said, “and I take with me many good and developing experiences from my time in Norway.

“The conditions before this championship were clear, and we had high ambitions. When the results did not match expectations, it was a natural solution that we now go our separate ways.”