After having achieved three great seasons at Paris Saint-Germain Handball, highlighted by two French Division 1 titles, two French cups and one Trophée des Champions, the adventure has come to an end between Philippe Gardent and the club, this following a unique national performance. Present since day one of the new era at Paris Saint-Germain, Philippe Gardent has managed to get the best out of his team in all competitions, with a quarter-final in the EHF Champions league for the first time.
Thierry Perreux, assistant coach, remains at the club in order to bring his savoir-faire and will coordinate the youth team and the first team.
A new era has now begun and Paris Saint-Germain Handball is delighted to announce the nomination of Zvonimir Noka Serdarusic as head coach for two seasons. He will take charge of the team when training resumes, on the 21st of July.
As a former international player, Zvonimir Serdarusic has made most of his career in ex-Yougoslavia as a line player, where he won 5 national championship titles before pursuing his career in Germany. In 1984, at the age of 34, the Mostar raised and born (Bosnia-Herzegovina) puts an end to his career and returns to his home country in order to coach for two years the team that saw him start as a player, Velez Mostar.
But it is at THW Kiel where he spent time from 1993 to 2008 that his tremendous reputation and great career was built. He managed to turn THW Kiel from random to the most successful German team and one of the best in Europe. He won 11 German championship titles, 5 German cups and 4 German Supercups. On the international level, he secured 3 EHF titles before winning the Champions League in 2007.
In September 2013, « Noka » joins Pays d’Aix Université Club Handball as a club advisor. Following a dismissal at Pays d’Aix, he then became the head coach of the southern club until recently.
source: PSG Handball