Swede Magnus Karl Johansson will be the coach of the CSM Bucharest women’s handball team during the coming two seasons, the Romanian champions announce on their website.
“I am glad of the confidence the CSM Bucharest management has in me. I am also glad I will be part of the staff of such an important team for European handball. I can hardly wait to start the matches in front of Romanian supporters. I’ll do my best to achieve the best performance for CSM Bucharest,” Johansson said.
“It hasn’t been an easy period of time lately, we searched and had several coaches on the list. We want stability and continuity for CSM Bucharest. We believe Magnus Johansson is the best option for the moment for the women’s handball team and he will have the management’s full support. We believe that, for the moment, Magnus Johansson is the best option for the women’s handball team and he will have the management’s full support in reaching the objectives,” CSM Bucharest Director General, Gabriela Szabo, said.
Johansson was born on December 15, 1969 in Gothenburg, Sweden and comes to Romania from Norway, where he coached Molde HK. He has a 25-year experience on the bench and is multiple champion of Sweden with IK Savenhof (women’s handball) and Redberglids IK (men’s handball). Johansson was deputy coach of the national team of Sweden during 2008-2011 with Per Johansson as main coach. They won the silver medal at the European Championships in 2010.
CSM Bucharest had two coaches last year, Helle Thomson (Denmark) and Per Johansson (Sweden), winning the bronze medals of the Champions League, the Romanian Championship and the Romanian Cup.