Spanish coach Cesar Hernandez Gonzalez (45), who leads the Korean women’s volleyball team, will lead the French women’s volleyball Neptunes de Nantes.
The Nantes club announced on the 14th (Korean time메이저놀이터) that coach Gonzalez was appointed as the new command tower for the 2023-2024 season.
Coach Gonzalez, who assisted former national team coach Stefano Lavarini (currently coach of the Polish women’s national team) and directed Korean women’s volleyball for three years and helped advance to the semifinals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, was appointed as the official command tower of the Korean national team in 2021. The term of office runs until 2024.
Coach González, who made his debut as a leader in Spain in 2001, has since made his career as a leader in club teams in Azerbaijan (2014-2016), France (2016-2017), Italy (2017-2019), and Turkey (2019-2023). continued
Since 2016-2017 at Bolero Le Canet, he returned to the French club team after 7 years.
“I’m really happy to be back in France after spending time in Italy and Turkey,” Gonzalez said through the club. revealed
The Nantes club finished third in the French first division last season. Setter Lee Da-young prepares for the new season at Bolero Le Canet, where coach Gonzalez used to belong.
The Nantes club showed high expectations, saying that coach Gonzalez won 9 championship titles in Turkiye Vakifbank.
However, since coach Gonzalez led the Korean national team, he has lost 16 matches in 12 matches of the International Volleyball Federation Volleyball Nations League (VNL) last year and 4 matches this year.
It is not unusual in the volleyball world to hold the baton of both the club team and the national team at the same time.