Miguel Méndez, Spain’s new women’s basketball coach

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The Spanish Basketball Federation (FEB) has chosen Miguel Mendez as the new coach of the women’s national team, replacing Lucas Mondelo. After the bitter controversy that arose after his resignation from office, this Galician arrives to try to make us forget the end of the coach’s stage that made the past decade a golden moment for the section. Jorge Garbajosa he chooses to assess the prestige of the new man at the head of the national team.

This has been confirmed this Wednesday by the FEB through a press release informing that its president “will appear this Friday, September 24, at 12.30 pm, at a virtual press conference, to present Miguel Méndez as the new national coach of the women’s senior team. It is the first step to leave behind the controversy splattered by the testimonies of Anna Cruz and Martha Xargay about alleged turbulent relationships.

Mendez, born in Vigo, is one of the most renowned Spanish coaches in women’s basketball. He is the current coach of the Ekaterinburg, a club that he has led to conquer the last three editions of the Euroleague female. Alba Torrens placeholder imageThe flagship of the national team, he knows him well as he has met there with the 54-year-old coach who will combine his work in the Russian team with the position as national coach.

The Galician coach has been adding titles since he began to train the Celta Vigo in 2000 and where he remained until 2011. Later, the new Spanish coach won three leagues in Italy with Family Schio and Celtic Bank Simeon. In Yekaterinburg he also has four Russian Superleagues. In the last edition of the Euroleague he beat the Avenues Perfumery in a close final but in which he gave no choice to another candidate for the bench, Roberto Íñiguez.

The new coach is charged with the responsibility of overcoming a journey in which three have been achieved Eurobasket, an Olympic silver and another in the World Cup that are completed with a bronze in the championship of the World 2018. A difficult task that Garbajosa has wanted to entrust to the most prestigious Spanish coach at club level.

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