Julio Velsaco Rejects Iran Offer

Julio Velsaco Rejects Iran Offer

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Argentine coach Julio Velasco has rejected Iran Volleyball Federation’s bid to take charge of Team Melli.

Head of volleyball federation Mohammad Reza Davarzani had revealed that they are going to reappoint Julio Velasco as Iran coach.

Most of Iranian players and experts praise the Argentinean coach for the progress he made with Team Melli from 2011 to 2014.

Iran Volleyball Federation parted company with Igor Kolakovic last month and is going to hire a new coach for the team.

In a meeting held on Monday in Tehran’s Olympic Academy, Davarzani said the federation has negotiated with Velasco but the coach, in an interview with Rai Sport, has said he doesn’t accept the Iran’s offer.

In Tokyo Olympic Games, Iran will meet Japan, Poland, Italy, Canada and Venezuela in Pool A, while Pool B consists of Brazil, the US, Russia, Argentina, France, and Tunisia.

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