Petar Porobic is no longer the head coach of the German men’s national team.
The 65-year-old Montenegrin resigned yesterday.
“Petar Porobic retired from his job at the German Swimming Association (DSV) on October 12 at his request. “, the German Swimming Federation announced, and thanked Porobic for his commitment to the work with the national team.
Porobic took over the German team in October 2021, but the results in the summer of 2022 were quite disappointing. Germany finished in 13th place at the World Championships in Budapest. The Germans were 13th at the Europeans in Split, as well.
Before guiding Germany, Porobic was the head coach of Serbia and Montenegro, Montenegro, and China (men and women)
As Serbia and Montenegro’s head coach, Porobic won the gold at the World Championships in 2005. He was Montenegro’s first coach after independence and won gold at the 2008 European championships.
Porobic was part of the coaching staff of Serbia and Montenegro that took Olympic silver (2004) and bronze (2000), two medals at the World Championships (silver in 2001, and bronze in 2003), and two gold medals at the European Championships (2001 and 2003).
As a club coach, Porobic worked in Primorac Kotor, Becej, Jadran Herceg Novi, Shturm Ruza, Galatasaray, and Sintez Kazan.
Since 2015 he has been the president of the World Water Polo Coaches Association (WWPCA).
He has participated in the Olympic Games five times: 2000, 2004 (as a member of the coaching staff of Yugoslavia and Serbia and Montenegro), 2008 (Montenegro head coach), 2016 (as a member of Montenegro’s staff), and 2020 (a head coach of China’s female team).