HEIMIR HALLGRIMSSON has stepped down as Iceland manager after seven years in charge.

The 51-year-old guided his country to their first World Cup and he was at the helm for the Euro 2016 win over England.

 Heimir Hallgrimsson took charge alongside Lars Lagerback in October 2011

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Heimir Hallgrimsson took charge alongside Lars Lagerback in October 2011

After Iceland finished bottom of their group in Russia, the Iceland FA confirmed his departure on Twitter.

It read: “The FA of Iceland can now confirm that Heimir Hallgrimsson will not continue as head coach of the Icelandic men’s national team.

“Hallgrimsson steps down as Iceland coach at his own request after 7 seven years in the job, having joined in 2011.”

Despite losing two out of their three matches at the World Cup, Hallgrimsson’s men managed an impressive 1-1 draw with Argentina.

 The former Iceland chief is also a fully qualified dentist

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The former Iceland chief is also a fully qualified dentist

Hallgrimsson achieved legendary status in Iceland when he guided his team to the Euro 2016 quarter-finals.

His team drew against Portugal and Hungary before beating Austria to qualify for the last 16.

The underdogs beat England 2-1, but were knocked out in the quarter-finals after a 5-2 defeat to France.

He took over the minnows in 2011 alongside Lars Lagerback, where they started their careers as joint managers.

Iceland fans warm up with Viking clap ahead of World Cup match against Croatia
 Kolbeinn Sigthorssson celebrates as Iceland beat England 2-1 in Euro 2016

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Kolbeinn Sigthorssson celebrates as Iceland beat England 2-1 in Euro 2016
 The Three Lions were devastated after the defeat to Iceland in 2016

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The Three Lions were devastated after the defeat to Iceland in 2016
 Iceland crashed out of Euro 2016 after losing to France

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Iceland crashed out of Euro 2016 after losing to France

When he’s not screaming orders from the sidelines, the 51-year-old works as a part-time dentist.

Hallgrimsson, who works in his local town of Vedstmannaeyjay, is so respected that he even has a beer named after him in Iceland.

 Iceland drew 1-1 with World Cup giants Argentina in Russia

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Iceland drew 1-1 with World Cup giants Argentina in Russia
 Hallgrimsson led his side to the Euro 2016 quarter-finals

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Hallgrimsson led his side to the Euro 2016 quarter-finals
Iceland’s goalkeeper​ ​Hannes Halldorsson produced​ and advert for the World Cup as he’s a part-time film director



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