Handball: Andresson Takes The Reigns

Kristjan Andresson

Former Icelandic International, Kristjan Andresson 35, has become the new Head Coach of the Swedish man’s National team, succeeding Staffan Olsson and Ola Lindgren. 

Andresson, who played in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, had to retire from the game a year later due to injury.

He was quoted as saying, “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.”

His career as a Head Coach has seen him at the helm of Icelandic side Eskilstuna Guif for the past nine years.

Chairman of Swedish Handball Association Fredrik Rapp had this to say on the new Head Coach;

“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, and more.”

Sweden, after massive disappointment in this year’s European Championships and in the Summer’s Olympic Games in Rio, will look to bounce back under Andresson as they begin the qualification process for the Men’s EHF EURO 2018 in Croatia. That begins in Lund on November 3 against Montenegro.

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