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Italy coach Berruto resigns

Italy coach Mauro Berruto has resigned
Rome, Italy, July 29, 2015 - The Italian Volleyball Federation (FIPAV) has confirmed that coach Mauro Berruto has resigned from his role with the Italian men's national team.

The federation has thanked Berruto for the work he has accomplished since his appointment as Italy men's coach in 2011. Italy were bronze medallists at the London 2012 Olympic Games. They won silver at the 2011 and 2013 editions of the European Championships and bronze in the FIVB Volleyball World League in 2013 and 2014.

Italy began the recent FIVB Volleyball World League Finals Rio 2015 by defeating Serbia in five sets. After losing against world champions Poland, however, they failed to qualify for the semifinals of the competition.

FIPAV has asked Berruto to stay on as the Technical Director of Italy's national youth volleyball teams until the end of his contract.
The name of the men's team's new coach will be announced following a FIPAV Council meeting in Cervia on Friday and Saturday.

Prior to his role as Italy's head coach, Berruto was an assistant coach with Italy from 2003 to 2004 before coaching Finland's men's team from 2005 to 2010. He has also coached four club teams in Italy: Lube Banca Marche Macerata, Unimade Parma, Giotto Padova and Gabec Monza. Berruto also won the 2008 Greek Cup with Panathinaikos.


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