Hugo Silva appointed coach of Portugal men’s national team
Lisbon, Portugal, July 31, 2013 - Hugo Silva has been appointed coach of the Portugal men’s national volleyball team.
The former national team assistant coach and former coach of club SC Espinho accepted the Portuguese Volleyball Federation (FPV) appointment acknowledging the perfect timing of the new challenge.
“This invitation was extended to
me two years ago,” said Silva. “It was not the best moment then to accept it. But
this year, the conditions were right for me to help the national team, which I
Silva, the first national team head
coach from Portugal in 13 years since António Rodrigues, is determined to place his team among the world’s
“This is a huge challenge. I think we have failed the easy part on the FIVB World League 2013 Intercontinental Round and the task now is more difficult. It’s tough as the time for preparation is not ideal, as the players are on vacations after an exhausting season. But I believe that we have what it takes to play the FIVB World League next year.”
The coaching staff of Portugal will be completed by António Guerra who will take on the role as National Team Assistant Coach.
Former coaches of Portugal’s men’s national team