Bernardo Rezende is no longer the coach of the French men’s team. The country’s volleyball federation announced, on Tuesday morning, the departure of the coach, two-time Olympic champion and three-time world champion, for Brazil. According to a statement republished on the entity’s website, Bernardino explained that personal problems made it impossible for him to remain in his position.
It was one of the most difficult and painful decisions of my entire career. I am so sad because I love this France team, the group, the players, the team that we built. I am so grateful for the trust the Federation has given me throughout the year. Thanks again to the President for his support and understanding. I have received an incredible reception from all the French volleyball teams and I am in a lot of pain and frustration not to reach the end of the project we have started. But I have to make that choice, there are no other possible options for my family, which remains a priority. I told the president that I would always be there to help the federation, the players or my successors. I wish the greatest success for this group and for French volleyball – informed the coach.
Bernardinho is no longer the coach of the France national team – Photo: Disclosure / CEV
Eric Tanguy, president of the federation, lamented that he could no longer count on the coach’s work, and thanked Bernardinho for the work and commitment. The manager revealed that he will announce the replacement soon.
We had the best coach to achieve our goals until the 2024 Paris Olympics and I can’t help but regret this situation. But obviously I understand the reasons why Bernardinho made this difficult decision and I thank him for his willingness to prepare the rest. Let’s get out of this ordeal and find the best solution to support the project around the French men team. This will be announced in a few days – Tangy Highlights.
Bernardinho is set in April 2021 to begin a revamp aimed at the 2024 Olympics in Paris, replacing Laurent Tilley, who had been in charge of the team for nearly a decade.
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