Erik Hamren presented as new coach of Iceland

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Copenhagen, Aug 8 (IANS) Erik Hamren, former head coach for the Sweden national team, was presented on Wednesday as the new coach of Iceland, succeeding Heimir Hallgrimsson, who resigned after the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Hamren, who is from Sweden, is to have a two-year contract with Iceland’s national team, having previously won three cups with Sweden’s AIK and Orgryte, a Danish Superliga Championship trophy with Aalborg BK and a Norwegian Premiere League Championship title with Rosenborg, reports Efe.

As Sweden coach, a position he held from 2009 until 2016, Hamren led his national team to qualify for the Euro 2012 and Euro 2016.

Hallgrimsson stepped down as Iceland’s coach after gaining only a single point at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Iceland’s draw against Argentina and then suffering two defeats against Nigeria and Croatia.

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