Reggae Boyz set to hire Heimir Hallgrímsson as new head coach

Heimir Hallgrímsson will take over as Reggae Boyz manager

Following much speculation over the head coaching position for the Reggae Boyz, the Jamaica Football Federation (J.F.F) has turned to a surprise name for the role.

It has been confirmed that the Boyz will name Heimir Hallgrímsson as the senior national football team’s boss.

Hallgrímsson takes over the role from interim boss, Paul Hall, who took over from long-time manager and fellow former Boyz player, Theodore Whitmore, last December. Hall and the J.F.F. could not agree to terms on a permanent deal, leading to Hall returning to English Championship club, Queens Park Rangers, to coach the U23s.

Hallgrímsson has a very solid track record in international management, being a part of the Iceland national team setup between 2011 and 2018. He, alongside Lars Lagerbeck, led Iceland to their first European Championships in 2016, where they made an incredible run to the quarterfinals.

Two years later, he led Iceland to a maiden World Cup appearance in 2018, where they took a point off two-time World Cup winners, Argentina.

The Reggae Boyz next match is a friendly with Argentina on September 27 at Red Bull Arena in New Jersey.

Since leaving Iceland, Hallgrímsson managed Al-Alrabi in the Qatar Stars League. He also has worked as a dentist in his native country for several years.


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