MOSCOW, October 2 (RIA Novosti)
Six foreigners have applied for the post of Russian national women's handball team coach to replace Evgeny Trefilov, who was fired after a poor showing at the London Olympics.
Russia, a four-time world champions Beijing silver medalist in 2008, was eliminated 24-23 by South Korea in the quarterfinal.
The 10-strong list comprises three Danes including Allan Lund, a former advisor of Britain's handball team, the ex-sporting director of Viborg HK Michael Hansen.
Other foreigners include Croatia’s Ivica Rimanic, who coached Austria, Iran and Slovenia, Serbia’s Risto Buha, ex-boss of the Yugoslavia national team, and Geerd Briskin of the Netherlands.
Acting coach Vitaly Krokhin has also applied for the position permanently.
A shortlist is expected to be compiled by the end of the week.
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