Dragan Mihailovic to take over as head coach of Indian volleyball team

The head coach and the team's physios have been appointed for five months..

Dragan Mihailovic says he is "excited" to work with the Indian volleyball team.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

Volleyball Federation of India (VFI), on Friday, announced the appointment of new coaching staff for the Indian men’s team, in a press release. Serbia’s Dragan Mihailovic will take over as head coach and will be joined by Pryemyslaw Gaszyoski (Poland) and Valadimir Radosevic (Serbia) as the team’s physio and physiotherapist respectively. Apart from the men’s team, the three will also be working closely with the U-23 men’s and other junior India teams.

The trio, the release added, has been appointed for 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 experience as a coach and has won several medals as an assistant coach with Serbia at the World championships, European championships as well as Olympics, apart from working with some high-profile clubs like Orestiada and Panathinaikos.

Expressing delight at the appointment, Mihailovic 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 have had several discussions with VFI and we are completely aligned on our goals. I am confident that we can deliver results to take Indian volleyball to greater heights.”