Viral Iceland commentator fired from his day job after lacklustre start to season

Benediktsson has bigger fish to fry but he has had quite the week

Gudmundur Benediktsson, the man who lost his mind - and his voice - as Iceland raged up the field and scored a late goal to defeat Austria 2-1 to ensure qualification into the last 16 of Euro 2016, has lost his job as coach of KR Reykjavik.

The former coach of the Icelandic side has had one of the most topsy-turvy weeks in his life, we assume, having gone viral for the video below.

The club have since decided to release Benediktsson and Bjarni Gudjonsson from their roles following a lacklustre start to the season losing five of their last six in all competitions according to the Guardian. They released a statement and the head coach, Gudjonsson said:

"From my first day on the job as coach of KR, I have focused on the interests of the club is always a priority. After a bad start to the season, I along with the Board, concluded that it is the interests of the team now for the best that I resign.

"I am grateful to the Board KR for having trusted in me for the training team. KR future is bright and I am confident that the team will get back to the top, where it belongs, before long."

Benediktsson will commentate on Iceland's last 16 clash against England so he doesn't have to much time to wallow in the loss of his day job.