Mauro Berruto Shortlisted for Iran Volleyball Team
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Former Italy coach Mauro Berruto has emerged as the latest candidate to take charge of Iranian national volleyball team.
Berruto was head coach of Italy men's national volleyball team from 2010 to 2015. Under his guidance, Italy achieved the silver medal in the European Championship in 2011.
The Italian team won the bronze medal at the 2012 Olympic Games.
They later achieved bronze medal at the World League 2013, while in the same year, Berruto led the team to the second consecutive silver medal in the European Championships.
At the World League 2014, Italy advanced to the final round, held in Florence, gaining another bronze medal.
After Italy finished in fifth place in the World League finals in Rio de Janeiro, on July 29, 2015, Berruto resigned as coach of the Italian national team.
The Iranian volleyball federation has also negotiated with Marcelo Mendez, the Argentinean coach of Brazilian volleyball team Sada Cruzeiro, with Italian coach Andrea Anastasi and Bulgarian Radostin Stoychev in the last few days.