The Italian winner Andrea Anastasi (57) follows Vital Heynen on as coach of the Belgian volleybalmannen. The latter held it after one year for looking at the Red Dragons, which he last season to an unexpected fourth place, led at the European championships, to coach of Poland.
As a player conquered Anastasi gold at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS of ’89 and was he the year afterwards, with the azzurri win the world championship. In total, he collected 141 selections for Italy. His career as coach of Italy, Spain and Poland helped him in the meanwhile, three European titles, in addition to bronze at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. What is particularly noticeable was his run with Spain in the european CHAMPIONSHIP of 2007. Spain had never had a coin get caught in a major championship, but then won eight matches in a row in the final, host country Russia match 3-2.