A day after his appointment, Uros Stevanovic, the new head coach of the national team, said he was honored to be the national team’s head coach and promised a lot of work.
“There is no greater honor than being the coach of your country. I thank the Water Polo Federation of Serbia and President Viktor Jelenic for their trust. I am proud to be the head coach, but I am also aware of the great responsibility I am taking on. I promise a lot of work to create a good atmosphere and achieve good results. We want to make the most of the team’s huge potential, based on the values and traditions of Serbian water polo”, Stevanovic said in an official statement.
Stevanovic is 40-year-old, but his coaching career has lasted more than 15 years in Crvena Zvezda, Partizan, Radnicki, and junior and youth national teams. His first task as Serbia’s head coach will be to pick his assistants.
“I have to take consultations about forming the national team’s coaching staff in the short term and make a plan and program for the duties that await us in the following period.
The head coach is new, but Serbia’s ambitions are unchanged. There will be many competitions until the 2024 Paris Olympics.
“Between July 2023 and August 2024, we have four competitions where we want to win medals. The series starts with the World Championships in Fukuoka, continues with the European Championships in Israel and the World Championships in Doha, to be ended at the Olympic Games in Paris”, Stevanovic concluded in his first statement as Serbia’s head coach