Henk Groener will not continue as Dutch headcoach, about this we wrote last week HERE, his contract would last until 1st of January 2017, but the handball federation of Netherlands found his replacement and they have diecided to start already now the work with the new coach.
Danish Helle Thomsen will already lead Netherlands at the EURO 2016 in Sweden, she signed a contract until the end of the this year, but the possibility to continue is there from both sides. The Danish succes-coach has been fiired right beforet the season kickoff from FC Midtjylland because of internal disagreements.
Thomsen had already worked at a national team, as headcoach of Sweden, twice: first Swedish girls won a bonze medal at the EURO 2014 in Hungary, than she helped Swedes to qualify to the Olympic Games in Rio 2016, playing the qualification tournament in Russia against Russia, Poland and Mexico.
“It’s an exciting team, and I really want to lead them as far as possible at he EURO 2016. It’s a good feeling to work with a national team again.”-said helle Thomsen about the new job.