Rosenborg’s Erik Hamren in running to coach Sweden

The Swedish Football Association says Rosenborg coach Erik Hamren is one of several candidates to take over the national team.

FA chairman Lars-Ake Lagrell told The Associated Press he held talks with Hamren on Monday in Trondheim, Norway.

Lagrell said a handful of candidates remain in the running but declined to reveal the others.

Hamren, a Swede, has been coaching Rosenborg since 2008 after helping Aalborg win the Danish league. He has also coachedAIK, Degerfors and Orgryte.

Former England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson Eriksson ruled himself out last week because of his contract with English fourth-tier side Notts County.

Lars Lagerback stepped down as Sweden coach after the team failed to reach next year’s World Cup.