Where is Hermann Hreidarsson now?
One of the few Icelandic footballers that have played in the Premier League, Hermann Hreidarsson has the unenviable record of Premier League relegation with five different teams.
Despite this fact he was always highly-regarded at all of the clubs which he played for especially at Portsmouth where he became a cult figure after his performances in their FA Cup run of 2006.
Internationally he was an important member of the Iceland national team for 15 years winning 89 caps and also captaining the side in his later years.
Eventually retiring from playing in 2012 at the age of 40 Hreidarsson returned to his native Iceland to join his hometown team IBV as manager.
One of his first moves at his new club was to recruit former England goalkeeper and Portsmouth team-mate David James to the team in a joint player/coach role.
He left his managerial post at IBV in 2013 to briefly resume his playing career at Icelandic side Fylkir.
After hanging up his boots for a second time Hreidarsson was appointed manager of Fylkir on a full-time basis.
Having already suffered relegation five times as a player, Hriedarsson had to endure the experience of relegation as a manager too when his Fylkir side were relegated at the end of the 2015-16 season and He was subsequently sacked in October 2016.
In January 2018, Hreidarsson made a return to football coaching when he teamed up once again with David James as his assistant at Indian Premier League side Kerala Blasters but the pair were sacked at the end of the year after an 11 game winless run.
Hriedarsson made a return to football coaching in October in 2019 when he joined up with former Portsmouth team-mate Sol Campbell as his assistant at Southend United but left at the end of the 2019/20 season after the side’s relegation from League One.
Away from football Hreidarsson and his father own a hotel in Southern Iceland called the Stracta Hotel.
Hermann Hriedarsson: Premier League Statistics
|Premier League Teams Played for||Charlton Athletic, Crystal Palace, Ipswich, Portsmouth, Wimbledon|
Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com