Olivier Krumbholz -dismissed as head-coach of France

Olivier Krumbholz -dismissed as head-coach of France


Photo by Björn Kenneth Muggerud

Photo by Björn Kenneth Muggerud

Olivier Krumbholz, head-coach of France women national team since 1998 was dismissed of his function- announced the French Handball Federation.

Under Krumbholz, France has won numerous medals and titles: WCh-2003, WCh silver- 1999, 2009, 2011 and two European medals as well, he led ‘Les Bleus”  in 410 matches.

Team of France has just qualified to the next WCh in Serbia, against Croatia (18-18, and 26-30), and Olivier Krumholz was not prepared to be removed from his position. The coach learned Tuesday that his contract will not be extended with the FHF.



French Handball Federation is taking a quiet big risk, dismissing Krumbholz, but they have their own arguments:

” Our main goal is to win the OG 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. That’s why we think that this team needs new impulses and visions, beacause we have the faith and hope that this is possible, there are huge resources in this team.”- said  Philippe Bana, the representantive of the FHF.

The next head-coach will most likely be French  Alain Portes, who is the head-coach of  Tunisian men national team at this moment.

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