Slovenia search for candidates to lead their women’s national team
News from the National Federations
Ljubljana, Slovenia, March 6, 2017. Only a few days after appointing Slobodan Kovač as Andrea Giani’s successor at the helm of their men’s national team, the Volleyball Federation of Slovenia (OZS) have invited candidates to come forward to work as head coach of their women’s team.
Bruno Najdič completed his duties last year, after Slovenia finished third in their second-round qualifier and failed to make it to the final stage of the CEV Volleyball European Championship for the second straight edition. “We were extremely successful with the public tender for the men’s team, and therefore we have decided to follow the same procedure for the women’s team as well. We expect a good response from Slovenian coaches as well as from Volleyball experts from abroad,” explains the OZS Secretary General, Gregor Humerca.
The new head coach will not only be at the helm of the Slovenian women’s national team until 2019, but will also lead the U23s as they contest their respective age-group World Championship on home soil this coming September. “This season our women’s national team will only compete in the 2018 FIVB World Championship qualification tournament in Portugal and since many of the girls on this team are still eligible to play a U23 competition, we decided not to work with two separate programmes. We feel like this was the best solution,” Humerca added.
Slovenia will try to qualify for the FIVB World Championship for the first time in their history, when they take on the national teams of Estonia, Finland, France, Portugal and Germany in Pool F in late May.