Marcos Lerbach has plenty of experience
with the under age set up in Brazil having
worked in the Youth and Junior categories
Important Brazilian stars such as Nalbert,
Giba, Dante and André Nascimento have all
come under the wings of Lerbach.
The 44-year-old was the one in charge when
Brazil won two gold medals at the Junior
World Championship in 1993 and 2001.
Besides that, Lerbach was the head coach
of the team which won the South American
title nine times.
The results that he obtained in command of
the Youth Brazilian national team were
also important when he led the team to two
world titles in 1989 and 1991.
Lerbach's thoughts on the Junior Men's U21
World Championship: "I think it will be a
strong competition. Many teams have
improved a lot in the last few months and
it is very difficult to determine a
favorite for the title; however I put
Russia, Italy, India and my team as main
contenders. We can not forget some of the
emerging teams. We have a good team and we
hope to play well like we did before in
the big competitions."