New W Head Coach: Pankov? Gilyazutdinov? Kuzyutkin? Find the answer on Dec 8!
Former head coach of the national team Yuri Marichev left his post in September with expired contract. Under his management, the team has reached to the quarterfinals of the Olympic tournament in Rio de Janeiro, where lost Serbia with the score 0-3.
In early November, the general manager of Russian Volleyball Federation Vladislav Fadeev said that the federation is considering others to the candidature of Gilyazutdinov, Pankov, Kuzyutkin for the post of head coach. Everything will be resolved by December 8.
On Gilyazutdinov – Head coach of Dinamo Kazan -” I did not communicate with the federation, but as far as to me it is known that there will be the designation of the head coach in the national team of Russia.” – said Gilyazutdinov. -“The decision will made by federation, not for us to discuss about it. In any case, We need to continue to work, and to prepare the players to the national team.” – told by Gilyazutdinov from r-sport.
On Pankov – Head coach of Zarechie Odintsovo – “If the federation appoint me to the head coach of the national team, of course I am ready to lead the team.” – quoted by Pankov. “This is our debt to work in the team. I am currently working on the youth direction, if they say to work with the senior team, I will work, I am ready to help. I did not talk about this with the federation, all this is only discussed on the sidelines.” – said by Pankov from r-sport.
On Kuzyutkin – Former Head coach of national team – The Gold medalist of the 2010 World Championship