After a few months of absence, legendary Dejan Savic is back in water polo. One of the most decorated coaches and players in the history of this sport left Crvena Zvezda’s bench two months ago. He returned among the “Red Whites”, but in a new role.
Recently, Dejan Savic joined the Women’s Water Polo Club Crvena Zvezda as a member of the General Board.
Today, the club celebrated its 10th anniversary, and Savic was officially promoted to his new position.
Crvena Zvezda is one of the most successful Serbian female clubs. It has won five titles of the national champion and seven Serbian cups. It has a good water polo school, and many girls train at Crvena Zvezda, who win trophies in junior and youth competitions.
Dragana Ivkovic, the club’s president and head coach, underlined that the club’s goals were as best as possible results and the promotion of female water polo in Serbia.
“We intend to continue promoting female water polo in Serbia and to attract more girls to train in this sport. Support from successful people is important for our mission. Therefore, we are happy to welcome Dejan Savic.”, Dragana Ivkovic said. She expressed her hope that the club would over time reach a level of achieving good results in the European cups.
Even though Savic won’t work as a coach, it’s sure that his knowledge and pieces of advice will help Crvena Zvezda to develop.
Savic congratulated Crvena Zvezda on its 10th birthday. He expressed his willingness to help the club reach its goals and promote the sport among young girls. Savic opened his speech in a witty style, which isn’t unusual for him:
“I have never been a gentleman, but I hope that I will be a big lady from now. The club has great plans and ideas. Female water polo indeed needs more support and attention in Serbia, like it has worldwide. We shouldn’t quarrel, we should include more girls and to create a big basis. All clubs have to be united and together to strive for the same goal and to popularize the sport. Overnight success is never possible. The time is needed for achieving desired results.”
Zoran Avramovic, the general secretary of the Sports Society Crvena Zvezda also welcomed Savic.