“I didn’t care about the development of Iranian volleyball at all.” Iran’s state-run news agency IRNA (Islamic Republic News Agency) criticized former Iranian men’s volleyball team coach Julio Velasco.
IRNA said on the 15th (Korean time), “Coach Belasco has had a lot of influence on the process of appointing foreign coaches for the Iranian men’s and women’s national teams.” It didn’t really help the national team,” he said.
Argentinian coach Velasco established a relationship with Iran in 2011 by taking the helm of the Iranian men’s volleyball team. He was in charge of the Iran national team until 2014. He then took charge of the national team for four years before taking over as manager of Seria A Modena in Italy for the 2018-19 season.
From 2019 to the present, he is the director of the Italian men’s and women’s volleyball team. Coach Velasco, who started his leadership career in 1979, is considered one of the ‘masters’ in the international volleyball world, including his career and achievements.
However, IRNA strongly condemned Velasco and the IRIVF. The media emphasized, “When Belasco was in charge of the national team, he did not perform well. Nevertheless, IRIVF continued to seek help from Belasco, and the results were not good.”
IRNA said, “He (Coach Belasco) continued to recommend a close person or close acquaintance for the position of the head of the men’s and women’s national team,” adding, “The Volleyball Association did not even think to stop this practice.”
There is a background that IRNA criticized director Velasco. This is because of coach Alessandra Campedelli, who recently took the helm of the Iranian women’s volleyball team. Campedelli, born in 1974, is of Italian descent. She started her coaching career in 2013 and it was at this time that she came into contact with the director, Belasco. 메이저놀이터
Campadelli oversees the 17-year-old, 19-year-old and senior teams in the Iran women’s national team. IRNA added, “Not only Campadelli, but also Raul Rossano and Juan Manuel Sicello, who previously served as head coaches of the men’s volleyball team, are close friends with Velasco.”
IRNA questioned Campadelli’s career. Campadelli coached in Verona and Trentino, Italy, but he was not active in the first division (Seria A). He was in charge of the two division youth teams and coached them.
Also, both Rossano and Sicello are from Argentina like Velasco. Sicello came with Belasco as a coach when he took over as head coach of the Iran men’s volleyball team.
Following the Chinese men’s volleyball team, coach Rossano is holding the helm of Japan’s V Premier League JT Thunders this season, and coach Sicello is working as Al Ali’s coach in the Qatar League.
IRNA said, “Both Belasco, Rossano, and Sicello coaches did not achieve a clear result in the Iranian men’s volleyball team.”