Iceland Football Association have appointed former Sweden head coach Erik Hamren as the new Iceland manager.
The 61-year-old was formally unveiled by the Iceland FA on Wednesday after their former coach Heimir Hallgrimsson stepped down after guiding them to their first ever World Cup outing in Russia 2018 where they failed to win a single game.
Hamren while speaking in his first press conference said, he is committed towards taking the 335,000 population country to their third major consecutive football tournament after Iceland’s qualification for UEFA EURO 2016, and later Russia 2018.
He said, “I’m coming into a new country and new team.
“It’s important that I won’t change everything. We have to hold on to the things that have worked well in the past.
My aim is to take Iceland to their third major finals in a row. I believe we can do it.”
Hamren was previously in charge of the Swedish national team for seven years where he guided the Blagult to a back-to-back European Championships in 2012 and 2016.