Former Stoke City and Genk midfielder Bjarni Gudjonsson is planning to run for elections in his native Iceland. Iceland, which is currently in a state of turmoil because its economy collapsed, will have general elections soon, and the 35 year old, son of Crewe Alexandra boss Gudjon Thordarson, will stand in the West Iceland primary on March 21.
Bjarni’s uncle was once Prime Minister ( his father’s brother in law is Geir Haarde, who married Bjarni’s aunt Inga Jona Thordardottir) of Iceland. Gudjonsson is expected to contest as an Independence Party candidate. Gujonsson’s other aunt, Herdis Thordardottir, has been a member of the Althingi ( Icelandic Parliament) for the North West constituency since 2007.
Gudjonsson’s father said to the BBC, ” I think Toddi has got a good chance. He’s a good, honest man so I think he has a fair chance.”