One and only defeat which was decisive in the battle for the Women’s EHF EURO 2020 semi-final, was enough for Ambros Martin to be sacked from the position of the Russian national team coach.
- Ambros Martin will now be forced to resign. In the last interview, he said that he is focused on two teams: one of them is the Russian national team, the other is the family. We made an informed decision to give him the opportunity to focus on the second team – his family. May he bring up his sons and be happy. Sons are very important, as a father of three sons, I understand him very much. A different coach will prepare the team for the upcoming fifth-place match and for the subsequent Olympic qualification games. Who and how, we will decide at a meeting of the executive committee. Evgeny Vasilyevich Trefilov’s candidacy will not be considered. He is a great man, a great coach, I love and respect him very much, but his health does not allow him to count on to lead the Russian national team . – said Russian Federation’s president Sergey Shishkarev.