• In my opinion, Bernardinho is not an option.. He's already rejected talking to Russia and I don't think he'd feel comfortable to coach against Brazil... Motta is not an option for quick results, he is a master of building teams but he needs time to do it, and NED don't have time (If they had him after Guidetti, NED would already be at the Olympics). Lavarini isn't an option before Olympics indeed, he wants to go with South Korea.


    I think the best option would be Barbolini, not a good one, but the best they can have in such short time... He is a good coach and have the expertise to manage star-players but NED will have a lot more problems with their setters (and they already have enough), he can kill all their creativity.

  • http://www.volleybalkrant.nl/n…-oranje-naar-tokio-helpen


    Here they call Blangé, Alberda, Selinger and Beltrami as possible coach. So maybe they are going for a familiar face or a Dutch coach.


    In an interview Morrison says it's not a complete surprise for him that he got fired. He is disappointed that he can't finish the job. It was a tough job for him from the beginning, because he had big shoes to fill. He says that in the 3 years he was a coach, he got compared with Guidetti with every loss. I have to agree on this with him and that this was not fair to him. Guidetti leaving the team never has been a closed chapter. I wish him all the best luck in the future. He could be a good college coach, not to much pressure and he can learn younger players a lot.


    https://nos.nl/artikel/2304917…-verrassing-voor-mij.html

  • I doubt the Dutch federation would let Morrison go if they hadn't been in contact with someone already. They probably have a plan for the OQT and have already been negotiating with someone, otherwise it would be silly to sack a coach at this point.

  • I doubt the Dutch federation would let Morrison go if they hadn't been in contact with someone already. They probably have a plan for the OQT and have already been negotiating with someone, otherwise it would be silly to sack a coach at this point.

    Don't overestimate the capabilities of Dutch volleyball federation. All those years wasted giving the job of NT coach to people who obviously had no idea what they were doing... Morrison should have never been given the job, and now looking for an emergency fix just a few months before the last chance to qualify, knowing that they'll be fired of they don't?

  • According to World of Volley. Ferhat Akbaş or Daniele Santarelli may be new coach the Netherlands team

    https://twitter.com/WofVOLLEY/…/1182048305892728832?s=19

    I don't think Akbas is a improvement over Morrison... I'm okay with Santarelli, surely on the long run. However I have doubts he can prepare the team in the right way for the olympic qualification tournament in January. But we will see, it would be hard for any coach:D

  • I don't think Akbas is a improvement over Morrison... I'm okay with Santarelli, surely on the long run. However I have doubts he can prepare the team in the right way for the olympic qualification tournament in January. But we will see, it would be hard for any coach:D

    yes, I totally agree with... Netherlands should invite Italian coaches for an improvement IMO. Yes, Santarelli is a good coach and plus Netherlands NT is a very strong team, probably he won't need the long run. Dutch players don't have connection problem, they are playing together for ages, so he can build strong team during a short period too IMO.

    Anyway, I think Italian coaches are the best options. OTOH, Carlo Parisi is a good coach too IMO.

  • Ferhat Akbaş would be a terrible, not well thought out decision. Their only motive for picking him would be that it would be directly helpful because he'd be someone that 'knows' Turkey, their biggest opponent in OQT well. But even that is very doubtful tbh, let's not forget he got fired for failing in that exact thing.

  • Santarelli was doing very well with the Croatian team. It would be pity to leave the team for dutchies. It would be a similar case of gui left them for Turkish by😶

    Yes, exactly. Dutch players were really disappointed when Guidetti left their team. Some of them were really mad. If Santarelii is federation pick for new coach, croatian girls should be dissapointed 😁

  • Dutch needs a coach to make the team connect better not a coach to train a team.just a tactics master just like Jenny Langping or ZE.I know after 2016OG,Italy and Dutch both give offers to Jenny.but it is impossible for those two coaches to train Dutch team now.Bonita and Barbolini are good options

  • I really hope World of Volley is partly wrong and actually it is likely.


    The difference between Santarelli and Akbas is simply huge.


    Santarelli would be like winning the lottery. ALmost all Italians are great coaches (except a few: Chiappini, Micelli, Barbolini) and among the younger generation Santarelli might be the best.


    When I think about Akbas'' famous moments, I only remember a cameraman zooming in all the time :aww::aww::aww:

    Being a former assistant of Guidetti is no guarantee for becoming a worldclass-headcoach...Morrisson is another example.

    If Dutch Federation really considers offering a contract to Akbas, than goodnight and goodbye to Dutch NT :wall::wall::wall: