Iceland Manager Heimir Hallgrimsson Quits Post

Iceland manager Heimir Hallgrimsson has resigned from his post with the national team.

This was revealed by the FA of Iceland via a tweet from their official Twitter handle.

It was also revealed that Hallgrimsson stepped down as Iceland manager at his own request.

The tweet read: “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.”

Heimir Hallgrimsson became Iceland boss in 2011 and was instrumental to the team’s rise in European and world football.

He led the team to the quarterfinals at the 2016 European Championship in what was a first ever appearance before masterminding the team’s debut feature at a FIFA World Cup during the tournament in Russia.

Hallgrimsson was, however, unable to prevent his team from crashing out in the group stage after they finished bottom of Group D behind Nigeria, Argentina and finalists Croatia.