TORE ANDRE FLO is leaving Chelsea after ten years as part of the club’s coaching staff.
Flo, 48, has accepted a job as head coach at another Norwegian team, Sogndal.
Flo is returning to Sogndal, where he began and ended his playing career.
This will be the former Norway international’s first foray into senior football.
Flo spent three years playing for Chelsea from 1997 to 2000.
He played 163 matches for the West London club, scoring a total of 50 goals.
During his spell at the club, Flo won the FA Cup, League Cup, Super Cup and Cup Winners’ Cup.
But it was in the Champions League where Chelsea fans hold the biggest memory of him.
He scored eight goals during the 1999–00 iteration of Europe’s elite competition.
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It remains a club record for the most Champions League goals scored by a Chelsea player in a season.
One of the highlights of Flo’s career that season included scoring twice against Barcelona at Stamford Bridge.
He then scored an opening goal at Nou Camp in the second leg, which almost took the Blues to the semi-finals.
Flo joined Rangers and also had spells at Sunderland, Leeds and MK Dons.
After retiring from playing in 2012. Flo returned to Chelsea as a club ambassador and a coach at the academy, as well as a recent role in loan development.
Despite a great start to the season, Chelsea have recently returned to rocky form.
The Blues are trailing in the race for the Premier League title and are currently 11 points behind table-toppers Manchester City.
Star striker Romelu Lukaku rocked the boat this week by claiming he was unhappy at the club and never wanted to leave Inter Milan.