Tibor Benedek to quit as Hungarian team coach

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The head coach of Hungary’s men’s national team has decided not to seek a renewal of his contract.

It’s the end of an era for the men’s national team with the imminent exit of Tibor Benedek, head coach since 2013. Benedek has made this statement on the Hungarian Federation website:

“In recent weeks I’ve sized up the period we’ve just left behind us having held several discussions with MVLSZ President Dénes Kemény. I would like to thank him and the entire leadership of the water polo association for their work and trust in recent years. I also thank my coaching staff and the players for their work too. From 1st January I will not be carrying out the head coach’s tasks.”

This all means that Benedek, who won the 2013 World Championship, 2014 European Championship silver medal and 2016 European Championship bronze medal as head coach of Hungary, will depart the national team set-up when his contract expires on 31st December this year.

The MVLSZ will hold its general meeting on 22nd October and the presidium finalised there will decide during the autumn who will become the new head coach.

Source: Hungarian Federation website.

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