As expected, the new Limoges CSP coach will be Ilias Kantzouris. The 49-year-old Greek technician has signed up to “minimum two years” according club press release. The former AEK Athens coach will succeed the Italian Mimo Cancellieri, whose departure was formalized just before. Arrived in 2021, Cancellieri is thanked a year before the end of his contract.
“I am very honored to take on the technical management of a historic team like Limoges, whose formidable tradition we all knowsaid the new coach. I thank the owners and the sporting director for their trust and all together now we have to work to bring the team back up to standard. It is the dream of the whole city and for Beaublanc to relive similar moments in the past. The rest will happen in the field. »
The sports director of Limoges did not hide his satisfaction after this recruitment either. “The arrival of Ilias is a very positive sign for me, he said in the same statement. He was an istant in big clubs and then succeeded at different levels as a head coach. He made the choice to leave his country of origin to join Limoges CSP thanks to the history of the club but also the rise in power of the French championship. His knowledge of basketball, his adjustments to basketball and his management made him the first option for the club as a coach. We want to build this project together over time and I will do my best to achieve this with Ilias. »
Limoges finished 15th in the Betclic Élite regular season with just 14 wins in 34 games.