Heimir Hallgrimsson steps down as Iceland coach after their World Cup debut

first_imgThe Football Association of Iceland (KSI) on Tuesday announced that coach Heimir Hallgrimsson has stepped down from his position.Hallgrimsson held the position of Iceland’s head coach for seven years.The 51-year-old guided Iceland to their first World Cup in Russia where they were eliminated in the group stage.”The FA of Iceland can now confirm that Heimir Hallgrimsson will not continue as head coach of the Icelandic men´s national team,” KSI wrote on Twitter.The FA of Iceland can now confirm that Heimir Hallgrímsson will not continue as head coach of the Icelandic men´s national team. Hallgrímsson steps down as Iceland coach at his own request after 7 years in the job, having joined in 2011. pic.twitter.com/4Srl1lDdkqKnattspyrnusambandið (@footballiceland) July 17, 2018″Hallgrimsson steps down as Iceland coach at his own request after seven years in the job, having joined in 2011.”Hallgrimsson was the co-coach with Swede Lars Lagerback when Iceland reached the Euro 2016 quarter-finals after beating England in the last 16.READ – FIFA World Cup 2018: Full list of prize winnersFollowing Lagerback’s departure, Hallgrimsson took sole control of the team and they became the smallest country by population to qualify for the World Cup.They lost two out of three matches in Group D at the tournament, but produced a resilient display to draw 1-1 with former world champions Argentina.(With Reuters inputs)last_img

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