Erik Anders Hamrén (born 27 June 1957) is a Swedish manager and former football player, who last managed the Iceland national football team from 2018 to 2020. He also previously coached the Sweden national football team between 2009 and 2016.
Hamrén with Sweden in August 2011
|Full name||Erik Anders Hamrén|
|Date of birth||27 June 1957|
|Place of birth||Ljusdal, Sweden|
Hamrén played in local team Ljusdals IF before starting his coaching career.
Hamrén coached Norwegian team Rosenborg BK to league championship in his first full season with the club. His previous job was as manager of the Danish Superliga side Aalborg BK, where he guided the team to a 5th-place finish in the 2005–06 season, a 3rd place in the 2006–07 season, and to the championship in the 2007–08 season.
Following heavy speculation in Swedish and Norwegian media, it was confirmed on 4 November 2009 that Hamrén would assume part-time responsibility of the Sweden national football team while also managing Rosenborg. This would happened until Rosenborg relieved him from his contract on 1 September 2010. From that point, Hamrén would assume full-time responsibilities for the Swedish team. After heavy discussions with RBK (Erik Hoftun, Terje Svendsen, Nils Skutle, Lars Aune), Hamren eventually was confirmed as manager for the Swedish national team.
On 16 October 2012, he presided over a game where the national team finished with a 4–4 draw from 4–0 down in Berlin against Germany in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group C. Hamrén qualified Sweden for Euro 2012 and Euro 2016, before stepping down as the manager of Sweden.
On 8 August 2018, Hamrén was named as manager of the Iceland national football team, where he succeeded Heimir Hallgrímsson. On 15 November 2020, following Iceland's failure to qualify for Euro 2020 and their poor performance in the 2020–21 UEFA Nations League A that led to their relegation for the succeeding season, Hamren announced that he would resign as manager after Iceland's last match of the year.
As technical directorEdit
- As of 18 November 2020
|AaB||January 2004||May 2008||84||58||8||18||69.05|
|Rosenborg||June 2008||May 2010||77||43||23||11||55.84|
|Sweden||November 2009||June 2016||83||45||16||22||54.22|
|Iceland||August 2018||November 2020||24||7||3||14||29.17|
- "Hamrén Sverige-klar" (in Norwegian). Adresseavisen. 4 November 2009. Archived from the original on 7 November 2009.
- "Hamren named as new Sweden coach". BBC Sport. 4 November 2009. Retrieved 4 November 2009.
- O'Connor, Philip (17 October 2012). "Swedish coach didn't sleep following amazing fightback in Germany". Irish Independent. Retrieved 17 October 2012.
- "The night efficiency died: Sweden collapse signals the end of German mental toughness". GOAL. 17 October 2012. Retrieved 17 October 2012.
- "Iceland name Swede Hamren as new coach". Agence France-Presse. 8 August 2018. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
- O'Connor, Philip (14 November 2020). "Iceland soccer coach Hamren to step down after England game". Reuters. Retrieved 18 November 2020.
- "Dansk Fodbold Award 2008" (in Danish). Danish Football Association. Retrieved 6 October 2009.
- "HAMRÉN OG BERNTSEN ÅRETS TRENERE" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Football Association. Archived from the original on 7 March 2012. Retrieved 6 November 2009.
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