Lucas Mondelo, fired after the goodbye in the quarterfinals against France

The Federation takes benefit of “one of the clauses of its contract” after the “non-achievement of the sporting objectives”.

Mondelo, through the first section match towards Canada.REUTERS

The elimination within the quarterfinals towards France has led to Lucas Mondelo, who leaves the place of coach of Spain after 9 years in control of the group. The Federation welcomes “one of the clauses of its contract” and the “non-achievement of sporting objectives” to dismiss the technician who added three continental golds and one Olympic silver.

“The FEB appreciates the work of Mondelo during these years, but has decided that it is time to seek a new impulse,” says the assertion printed this Friday by the physique chaired by Jorge Garbajosa.

What occurred on Wednesday on the Saitama Tremendous Enviornment was the second setback for Mondelo, which final June couldn’t push Spain past the Eurobasket quarters. On that event, the defeat in Valencia towards Russia not solely left Spain out of any aspiration to the rostrum, but additionally the subsequent World Cup, which will likely be performed in Sydney in September 2022.

“We will go back to where we were”

Mondelo had acceded to the place in 2012 and since then he has directed 152 video games, with a steadiness of 127 victories and 25 defeats, between official commitments and friendlies. Throughout this stage, Spain climbed to the rostrum seven instances, with three European golds (2013, 2017, 2019) and one Olympic silver (2016).

The setback towards France in Tokyo precipitated the dismissal of a technician who shortly after that crossing of quarters took his continuity with no consideration. “We have stood up and competed until the last minute. We will return to where we were, my commitment is with the project,” Mondelo commented.