Swedish coach Henrik Signel (47) has become the new head coach of the Korean women’s national handball team.
The Korea Handball Association did not disclose the contract period. For now, he will be entrusted with the baton until the 2024 Asian qualifiers for the Paris Olympics, which will be held in August. It is known that if he succeeds in advancing to the Olympic finals메이저놀이터, he plans to lead the team to the Paris Games.
Born in 1976, Coach Signel led the Swedish women’s national team at the 2017 World Championships. At the time, he was a ‘young master’ who achieved the best semi-finals in Swedish history. From 2016 to 2020 she was the head coach of the Swedish women’s national team. At the 2016 Rio Olympics and the 2019 World Championships, she led the team to 7th place respectively.
Previously, from 2007 to 2018, he coached the Swedish club team Savehoff’s men’s U-18 (under 18 years old) team, adult men’s team, and adult women’s team in turn. As head coach of the Savehoff U-18 team, he won the Swedish Youth Championship three times. Recognized for her leadership skills, she moved from coaching the men’s team to coaching the women’s team. In the Savehoff women’s team, from 2012 to 2018, she led the Swedish Championship five times. Coach Signel, who stepped down as head coach of the Swedish women’s national team in 2020, has since led the Swedish club team Sköbde men’s team.
It is the second time for a foreign coach to lead the Korean women’s national team, following coach Kim Rasmussen (Denmark), who was appointed in May of last year but was sacked after eight months. Coach Rasmussen won all-out victories at the Asian Women’s Championship held in Korea last December. However, the Handball Association sacked him, saying that his performance was not up to expectations. The Handball Association started looking for the next coach at the men’s world championship held in Stockholm, Denmark last January. I picked up the director of Signel.
Coach Signel is coming to Korea with two Swedish coaches and a ‘division’. Coach Eric Larholm, who was in charge of power analysis when he made it to the semifinals of the 2017 World Championships, assists Coach Signel in Korea as well. Coach Larholm also worked with Signel at the 2019 World Championships. Anton Claesson, a former fitness coach for the Montenegrin men’s national team, will also join the Korean women’s national team coaching staff. Coach Claesson had a relationship with coach Signel at Sköbde.
Meanwhile, Coach Signel arrives in Korea in May and meets the players for the first time. From August 17th, preparations will begin for the Olympic Asian qualifiers to be held in Japan and the Hangzhou Asian Games in September.