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Germany men’s national team seeking new head coach

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The German men’s national team is looking for a new head coach after the deal with the last coach Patrick Weissinger expired. Now the federation published an announcement for a head coach position to last until 2018. Main reason for that period of time is the final situation of the federation not being clear at the moment. Cuts in funding are expected due to the poor results of the swimmers at the Rio Olympics.

The German men’s national water polo team is coming off a disappointing phase. At the 2016 European Championships, Weissinger led his squad to an 11th place finish, while at the Olympic Qualification Tournament in Trieste Germany finished 8th failing to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games after having missed out on the 2012 Olympics as well.

Despite the solid results, and even increasing positions internationally of the top German clubs like Wasserfreunde Spandau in the Champions League and Waspo 98 Hannover in the Euro Cup, the national team stays behind on that development. A daunting task for the new (experienced) head coach who is to turn things around for Germany’s men’s national team water polo.

Weissinger meanwhile has announced not to apply again. He will return to his former position as coach at the regional centre of excellence in Stuttgart, where he is coaching junior players.

Check out the vacancy and all info here.

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