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After 40 years of coaching, the legendary coach Julio Velasco decided to retire.


One of the most prominent world volleyball coaches of all time, Julio Velasco, decided to put an end to his career: after 40 years of coaching, the Argentinean coach decided to retire.

In his career, the 62-year-old coach has achieved lot of successes, both on a club level and with the national team. He won four consecutive titles in the Italian Championship with Azimut Leo Shoes Modena, from 1986 to 1989, and before that he did the same in his home country. In fact, from 1979 to 1982 he won four national league titles with Ferro Carril Oeste. Then, he took over Italy Men’s national team and brought it to the historic title in the FIVB World Championship in 1990 and 1994, and in the CEV European Championship in 1989, 1993 and 1995, creating a so-called italian “Generation of phenomena“. Moreover, he claimed trophies in the FIVB World League five times, FIVB World Cup and FIVB World Grand Champions Cup once each – all with the italian national team.


This season, Velasco returned to coaching Modena, reaching the semifinals of the SuperLega Credem Banca. And about the future of the historic italian club Modena Volley, Media in Italy mention Andrea Giani, (current head coach of Revivre Axopower Milano), or Nikola Grbic (current head coach of Verona) as a replacement for Velasco.

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