ROSENBORG’S preparations for Wednesday’s Champions League first leg qualifier against Celtic have been thrown into chaos after they sacked manager Kare Ingebrigssen.

The Trondheim club’s boss, who has who won three consecutive Norwegian league titles, has been dumped just six days before the game at Parkhead.

The team struggled to edge out Icelandic outfit Valur 3-2 on aggregate in the first qualifying round and had to rely on a controversial stoppage-time penalty-kick from Niklas Bendtner to settle the outcome.

Ingebrigtsen was in charge last season against Brendan Rodgers’ men when James Forrest’s away goal secured a narrow 1-0 aggregate succcess.

They are just two points off current league leader Brann and the shock departure is set to cause major upheaval before their visit to Glasgow.

Coincidentally, the Hoops dealt with something similar last year when Anderlecht axed boss René Weiler and replaced him with Nicolas Frutos before the Parkhead outfit earned a 3-0 victory in Brussels.

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