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13:09 13-September-2016

Andrésson is new Swedish national coach

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Written by: Rasmus Boysen

Kristján Andrésson has signed a 2-year contract on a full-time job as Swedish national coach.

The Swedish Handball Federation have finaly found the replacement for Staffan Olsson and Ola Lindgren as Swedish national coach. The choice fell on the former head coach of Eskilstuna GUIF, Kristján Andrésson, who has signed a 2-year contract on a full-time job. He was announced at a press conference in Stockholm at 13.00.

Already two weeks ago the rumors of the Icelandic coach as the Swedish national coach flourished. 

Both the Swedish head coach of Frisch Auf! Göppingen, Magnus Andersson, and the Swedish head coach of SG Flensburg-Handewitt, Ljubomir Vranjes, allegedly previously rejected the offers to become national coach of Sweden.

35-year-old Kristján Andrésson is a Icelandic handball coach, who is born in Sweden. He played 13 national caps for Iceland and participated at the Olympics in Athens in 2004. In 2005 he retired due to a serious knee injury, and instead started his coaching career. In 2007 he took over the Swedish club Eskiltuna GUIF. After last season he retired from the club to devote more time to his civilian job and his family.

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