Former Saddler Siggi Eyjólfsson has extended his deal to manage the Icelandic women’s team until the end of 2012.
Eyjólfsson penned a new deal a week ago, underlining his commitment to a post he has held since 2007 and told uefa.com:
“It’s always an honour to coach a national team and the staff around this side is great,”
“I’m excited about the prospect of continuing to develop the team: they’ve been improving like women’s football in Iceland as a whole”.”
Last Autumn Iceland made their bow in the UEFA European Women’s Championship finals and the 37 year old former Walsall striker explained:
“I was very pleased with our performance in Finland: it was great to see how we measured up to the best,”
Siggi’s side suffered narrow defeats by Norway, France and eventual winners Germany, but Iceland have won 24 of their 45 matches under Eyjólfsson guidance.