However, France will not replace Bernardo Risende until this year’s Tokyo Olympics. In September, he will have a chance to win the first trophy, because then the European Championship will be held in Poland, Czech Republic, Estonia and Finland. Rezende will replace Laurent Tilli as the first coach. The Frenchman has announced that he will take over Michał Kubiak’s team, Panasonic Panthers in Japan. Tille, 57, has been driving a “tricycle” since 2012. He won the European Championship gold medal together with the Frenchman (2015) and won the World League Championship twice (2015 and 2017).
Unofficially, it is said that Tilly could be replaced by the former Skra Bełchatów volleyball player Stephane Antiga, and then by her coach and the Polish national volleyball player. Antiga is not currently under the management of the French women’s team Developres Rzeszów, and she will not become a French coach. The French Volleyball Federation has officially announced that Bernardo Rezende will serve as the new coach.
-We are very happy that Rezende accepted our offer. His great achievements prove our expectation that the French team will continue to improve their skills and fight for the podium. We firmly believe that, with his experience and high level of work, he will know how to help kick-start the preparatory cycle for the Olympic Games. This is particularly important to us because these preparations will be held in Paris-French President Eric Tanguy Tanguy) said federation.
Rezende did not hide the great satisfaction and great hope associated with the new job. -I am honored that the French accepted my eligibility to run. This decision was not easy because it required some personal sacrifices, but when I looked at the team from France and its development, I was very enthusiastic about the idea that I could bring my knowledge into it to achieve a common goal: the gold medal At the Paris Olympics. The new French coach said that this is the real challenge we face.
Bernardo Rezende is a legend of Brazilian volleyball. Between 1994 and 2000, he led the country’s women’s team. In the fifteen years since 2001, the men’s team “Canarinhos” has started competitions. Under his leadership, Brazil was very successful. She has won the Olympic gold medal twice (in 2004 and 2016) and won the world championship twice (in 2002, 2006 and 2010). Resende also won the World League Championship eight times.
The 61-year-old coach from Brazil said goodbye in 2017 and played for the Volei Clube of the Rio de Janeiro team.