Guidetti stops as head coach volleybalsters and choose for family

Guidetti stops as head coach volleybalsters and choose for family

Giovanni Guidetti stops immediately as the coach of the Dutch volleybalvrouwen. The 44-year-old Italian wants to spend more time with his family.

Guidetti was sins January 2015 connected with Orange. He combined the bondscoachschap with his function as a trainer for the Turkish Vakifbank Sports Club and verbint soon as coach of the Turkish team..

In July extended Guidetti his contract until the Olympic Games of 2020 in Tokyo. By the birth of his daughter in september, he changed however of mind.

“Finally, I have not made the decision what the best for me would be, namely, the national coach of the Netherlands. I have chosen what is best for my family,” he says.

“I could choose to twelve months per year with my daughter Alison, instead of six. This changed everything.”

Successful years

Under the guidance of Guidetti knew the volleybalsters successful years. During the first year with the Italian at the helm, picked up Orange, a handsome silver medal at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS in their own country.

In may of this year placed Guidetti with the volleybalsters for the Games in Rio de Janeiro, where Holland eventually finished fourth. icipation at the World Grand Prix resulted in the run-up to the Olympics to bronze.

“This was the most difficult decision in my life should take. I leave a great team, full of great players and a great staff, and we’re still in the middle of a successful trip. The last two years were for me an incredible experience,” said Guidetti.

“The synergy between myself, the staff, the players, the fans, the Dutch volleybal, the sponsors, the people at Papendal and the media was optimal. Everyone gave me the feeling that I’m the most fortunate coach in the world.”


Maret Balkestein-Grothues, captain of the Dutch team, the choice of Guidetti to leave barely contain.

“I’m very surprised and disappointed by his choice. The route that two years ago, we have started and would run until the Olympic Games of 2020, we will now, unfortunately, without him to continue,” she says. “I am Giovanni grateful for everything he, the team and I wish him much success with his career.

It is not yet known who Guidetti replaces. The Dutch knzb (Dutch volleyball bond) let us know that the search for a successor has started.

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