Hogmo quits Norwegian champions Rosenborg

October 31, 2006

OSLO, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Rosenborg Trondheim parted company with coach Per-Mathias Hogmo on Tuesday, two days after landing their 14th Norwegian league title in 15 years.

The 48-year-old spent two months of the season on sick leave because of exhaustion, Rosenborg chalking up nine wins, one draw and no defeats under his assistant Knut Torum.

Hogmo took a back seat on his return, saying he saw no reason to change things until the start of next season.

'I made the decision just before this weekend but I have had a lot of time to think things through over the last few weeks,' he told the club's Web site.

'I will now consider a new (career) path,' added Hogmo, who took over as coach last year.

Rosenborg said they had asked Torum, 35, to take over on a permanent basis.

Former Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Steffen Iversen led the team to the championship with 16 goals.