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Former Iceland Coach Appointed To Republic Of Ireland Job

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Former Iceland Coach Appointed To Republic Of Ireland Job

Former Iceland Coach Appointed To Republic Of Ireland Job

Heimir Hallgrímsson has been appointed as the Republic of Ireland senior men’s soccer manager.

 

The 57-year-old led the Icelandic national soccer team to the quarter-finals of Euro 2016 in France in the country’s first appearance at a major tournament.

Most recently he’s managed the Jamaican national team.

He’s qualified as a dentist.

Speaking about his appointment he said, “It is an honour to be appointed Head Coach of the Ireland Senior Men’s National Team.

“Ireland is rightly a proud footballing nation which has consistently produced talented players and enjoyed many memorable moments at major international tournaments.

“We have a young and exciting team that has genuine potential.

“I am looking forward to working closely with the players to help coach and guide them towards improved performances and results ensuring we qualify and compete at major tournaments on a regular basis.

“We have important and exciting games coming up in the UEFA Nations League later this year and a massive FIFA World Cup qualification campaign coming up next year.”

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