16. 11. 2018

ITA M: Is it a good move to keep the coach after 8 consecutive defeats?

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The Argentine coach Juan Manuel Cichello is staying at the helm of Siena, even though they have lost eight games since the beginning of the season in Serie A1, without scoring a win.


Is it a good move to keep the coach with 0-8? Let’s talk about the facts.

He has lost these eight games but we have to confirm that Siena played some really good games, lost three out of those eight in the tie-break, while four of them they lost in four sets and the opening game against Trentino in straight sets.

They showed a good volleyball, however, they’re having some ups and downs during the games and they need to work on it.

We are pretty much sure that Marouf & co. deserve much more than this record now. Future games will show us have they made a good decision, leaving the head coach Cichello at the helm of Siena.

After eight games and eight losses it’s easy and natural to fire him, but at this moment, we want to say that we have a full confidence in coach Juan Manuel Cichello and his staff. It is very clear to everyone that this would be a difficult championship, but now the time has really come to show what we can change the approach and therefore the pace. On Sunday, we will meet Revivre Milano at PalaEstra and it’s going to be another opportunity to present ourselves in the best possible way. In each game, we played and fought until the end, despite the numbers saying the opposite. We are confident that there will be a substantial breakthrough on Sunday. We left the game against Lube, despite the result, even with a certain satisfaction. Our approach was more competitive and in a different situation we proved that we can perform well no matter who’s on the other side,” says General Director of Siena, Vittorio Sacripanti.



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ITA M: Lube stay without a head coach – Medei resigns!

I agree with almost all you said. But the thing with grebennikov is much more difficult. Grebennikov is French and Lube desperately needed one italian libero to make space for Leal. They chose good, but this guy played before for Padova (if I am not wrong) without any pressure to win. Reply

ITA M: Lube stay without a head coach – Medei resigns!

Unfortunately, this was expected. I was surprised this hasn't happened after last season and 5 lost finals. It's always a coach that pays the price since it is easier to fire a coach vs the whole team.

It was the same in Perugia at the beginning of last season, when Atanasijevic was injured and didn't play so Perugia lost few games in the row. Sirci immediately fired Kovac, who made that team and save them previous season and brought Bernardi. Coincidentally Atanasijevic recovered at the same time and Perugia started winning. And glory goes to Bernardi :)

I love Lube but they simply have too many good players on the team and they need a coach who is a good psychologist. After losing 6 finals, they have a serious problem.

After their game vs Zenit, when they saved 8 match points, I expected them to walk over Trentino in finals. But they were nowhere to be found.
Lubre fired Christensen to bring Bruno, which was the mistake in my opinion. Christensen was the soul of that team after playing so many years for Lube.

They did an unfair thing to Sada by bringing Simon who was under contract with Sada. They brought Leal as well. He is a great player but he doesn't fit into already established attack formation with Sokolov as 1st attack option and Juantorena as 2nd.

Juantorena is 33 so he should have been replaced with Leal who is 29 if that is a long-term strategy.

But what hurt Lube the most is the fact they lost Grebennikov, who is the best libero in the world. Not sure what happened here, but Lube couldn't find a proper replacement and that is where their defense has a problem.

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