Dragflick Newsdesk : Xero Gasol will be the new men’s U21 national coach. The Catalan coach thus assumes the reins of the # RedSticksU21 for this cycle, where he will seek to meet the new challenges that are posed to a category that must be the last step towards the absolute team.
In this way, Gasol replaces Alejandro Siri, who has been the head in recent years and to whom the Royal Spanish Hockey Federation wants to show its appreciation for his professionalism, dedication and effort, in all the long time dedicated to the different Spanish teams in which he has been a part.
Clinical and sports psychologist, Xero Gasol is currently in charge of Atlètic Terrassa‘s first men’s team, with which the last edition of the Copa del Rey was awarded. A position to which he arrived in the summer of 2018, after having been an assistant to Dani Martín in the two previous seasons.
Previously, he was also the person in charge, for three years, of the Vallès Esportiu, in some successful campaigns within the Division of Honor B.
Along with him, as assistant coach will be Manuel Alconchel, who was already part of the coaching staff of this team.
He also repeats, in this case as Team Leader; Javier Perea. The Valencian was already present, in this same position, in the recently completed World Championship of the category. Roberto Oliveira, for his part, joins as Analyst Trainer.