Icelandic soccer team gets new coach

The Icelandic men’s soccer team has a new coach after the Football Association of Iceland (KSI) made the decision not to renew its contract with former coach Eyjolfur Sverrisson. The Icelandic team has suffered heavy losses in recent qualifying matches for Euro 2008.

The new coach is Olafur Johannesson and the KSI is also looking for a new assistant coach. According to local press reports, Johannesson said that Petur Petursson was being considered for the position and was a strong candidate.

Petur Petursson has worked in the past as a coach for Breidablik in Kopavogur and for KR in Reykjavik.

Johannesson said he would focus on building the team’s defense in the hopes of making the team more successful in the future. Unfortunately he has very little time to prepare the Icelandic team before they play against Denmark on November 21st.