Lars Lagerbäck says that he certainly missed his old disciples in the Icelandic national football team. His new role with the national team, which is now under the management of Arnar Þór Viðarsson, would in the opinion of the Swede be best described as the job of assistant coach.
“Of course I am very happy to be able to renew my acquaintance with Iceland. When Arnar and Guðni asked if I could help, I said I was very happy to do so, and thus meet the players again. Most of them are still there and many of the staff around the team. I consider it a real privilege to have received this invitation and hopefully I can help. It would make me very happy if Iceland achieves good results in the upcoming qualifier, “says Lagerbäck in a conversation with Vísi today.
Lagerbäck resigned as coach of the Norwegian national team at the end of last year after leading it from the year 202. Previously, this trained the old Swede the Icelandic national team for four and a half years with historically good results, but quit after leading the team to the quarter-finals of the European Championship in France. Now he returns and says that he certainly missed the Icelandic players:
“Yes, of course. This was one of the best times of my career and by far the easiest job because the players were great in mentality and character. I do not remember a single problem in the collaboration with players. They showed great loyalty. In this respect, it was very easy to be Iceland’s coach, “says Lagerbäck.
It was not quite the same story to tell about his time in Norway, but towards the end he had a heated argument with one of the stars of the Norwegian team, Alexander Sörloth.