◼️ The coach left the position after leading the Nordic team in their first World Cup experience.
Heimir Hallgrimsson resigned as coach of Iceland after his first participation in a World Cup. The 51-year-old coach leaves the national team after seven years of work. Previously he had assisted the current Norwegian coach, Lars Lagerback, who guided the Nordic team to the quarterfinals of Euro 2016.
Later, Hallgrimsson, a dentist by profession, took complete control of the team and made more history guiding his country to the World Cup in Russia, in which his highest point was in the debut when he managed to draw 1-1 with Argentina. Soon it would fall before Nigeria and Croatia to say goodbye of the contest in the first phase.
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/4Srl1lDdkq
— Knattspyrnusambandið (@footballiceland) July 17, 2018
The president of the Icelandic Football Federation, Gudni Bergsson, admitted that it was a blow to lose Hallgrimsson. “We had high hopes that Heimir would continue, but the conclusion is that Heimir will leave the team at his own request. I would like to thank KSI for the cooperation and wish him well in the future. KSI will now take the next step in hiring a new national coach,” the president said.