21. 10. 2019

GRE M: Filippov fails to cope with lack of discipline of Cuban duo, resigns as PAOK head coach

Source: sdna.gr; Photo: in.gr

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The Greek Men’s Volleyball Championship runners-up P.A.O.K. were forced to find the new head coach, only a few days before the start of the 2019/20 season.


Yuri Filippov resigned as P.A.O.K. head coach, giving a headache to the club officials knowing that the season is about to start in a few days. The resignation of the Ukrainian expert, who was appointed head coach during the play-off last season, has to do with the misbehavior of the two Cuban players – Dariel Albo and José Antonio Sandoval.

It seems that the problem between them and Filippov firstly appeared in the summer when they were engaged by the club without the coach’s consent. Recall that Albo was one of the accused players in the case of rape of the Finnish girl, three years ago, but was released from detention after two months. The next problem between the two players and Filippov occurred during pre-season when they were late to the training sessions on several occasions. In fact, the latest incident happened in the friendly match, a few days ago, in which both Albo and Sandoval reluctantly entered the game as substitutes, so Filipov decided not to use them. The Ukrainian expert then informed P.A.O.K. officials that he can no longer work with Cuban players and resigned.

Filippov was replaced with Kostas Delikostas, former assistant coach in the country’s male national team.



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1 Comments about "GRE M: Filippov fails to cope with lack of discipline of Cuban duo, resigns as PAOK head coach"

03.03.2021 | 20:02 |   Jose Sandoval [unregistered]

Hola soy el ex jugador de Paok, solo quiero aclarar la falta de respeto de esta página al publicar tal dicha mentira, sin saber la realidad del problema, como mismo ha dicho el entrenador en su entrevista nosotros llegamos al equipo sin su consentimiento por lo que desde un principio fuimos mal mirados por el asi de gratis, hasta el punto de llegar a empezar hacer gestos 'racista' como por ejemplo en los castigos de los juegos los demás jugadores llevaban chocolate como castigo y los dos 'negros cubanos' teníamos que llevar bananas... En las llegadas tardes el nos decía una hora falsa la cual a la hora de llegar ya el entrenamiento había comenzado, entre muchas cosas mas que solo nosotros sabemos.. Asi que por favor a la hora de hablar, hablen con base y no con mentiras que eso nos afecta como jugadores, entiendo que lo hacen por dinero y todo eso pero por una falsa organizada como en la que nos vimos nosotros, podemos perder nuestra carrera.. Muchas gracias...

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