The 35-years old Kristjan Andresson is the new head-coach of the Swedish national team! The last nine years as coach of Eskilstuna Guif, Icelander, will replace on the hot bench of the most successful Scandinavian handball nation, duo Staffan Olsson and Ola Lindgren, who led “three crowns” since 2008.
Andresson is former Icelandic NT player who had to finish career due injury in 2005. Since than, he was linked with Swedish team Eskilstuna in role of assistant and first coach.
Andresson debut at the bench of the national team will be held on November 3 against Montenegro in Lund at the start of the qualification process for the Men’s EHF EURO 2018 in Croatia.
– First and foremost, it is flattering and it will be very fun to work with the national team. It is a challenge to mold a winning team during the short periods that the national team is gathered in one year. Talented Swedish handball players are plentiful, now I’ll do what I can to make them succeed in the qualifiers and championships.
Swedish Handball Association’s new chairman Fredrik Rapp is pleased with the new face on the bench:
- Kristján is a very talented coach who has a leadership style that is easy to like. It will be extremely fun to watch him develop the good players we have more, he says.