Hamrén Appointed Manager of Men’s National Team
The Swede Erik Hamrén was appointed as the manager of Iceland men’s national team earlier today, KSÍ reports. He will take over the reigns of the team from Heimir Hallgrímsson, who announced that he would part ways with the team after the World Cup in Russia this summer.
The Icelandic team has enjoyed unprecedented success in recent years, qualifying for the EURO 2016 and the 2018 World Cup in recent years, a first for the men’s team. In doing so, Iceland became the smallest nation to ever qualify for the respective tournaments.
Hamrén managed Sweden’s national team from 2010 until 2016, qualifying for both EURO 2012 and EURO 2016. He has previously won the Danish league with AaB as well as the Norwegian league with Rosenborg. Furthermore, he is a three-time cup winner in his native country Sweden.
His first challenge will be facing off against Switzerland in the newly formed UEFA Nations League on the 8th of September.