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Mihailovic appointed men's volleyball coach


The Volleyball Federation of India (VFI) on Friday named Serbian Dragan Mihailovic as the head coach the Indian men's volleyball team.

Mihailovic will be joined by Pryemyslaw Gaszyoski and Valadimir Radosevic as the team's physio trainer and physiotherapist, respectively, the VFI said.

Apart from the men's national team, the three will also be working closely with the men's U-23 team and other junior teams representing India, a VFI statement said.

The trio have been appointed for a period of five months and will work with the team for the Asian Championships scheduled to be held in Iran in September this year.

Mihailovic has more than 25 years of coaching experience and has won several medals as an assistant coach with Serbia at the World Championships, European Championships as well as the Olympics.

He also has the experience of working with clubs like Orestiada and Panathinaikos.

Expressing delight on his appointment, the Serbian said, "It gives me great pleasure to be associated with the Indian national team. There is immense talent here and I am excited to work with them. I am also excited to be working with Pryemyslaw and Valadimir and will look to deliver results and take Indian volleyball to greater heights during our time here."



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First Published: Fri, May 03 2019. 22:32 IST