Pedro Martinez in the list of Khimki, Unics

2017-06-19T18:29:30+00:00 2017-06-19T21:42:55+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

19/Jun/17 18:29

Unics Kazan and Khimki Moscow are two teams that are targeting the newly crowned Liga Endesa champion with Valencia Pedro Martinez.

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After leading Valencia to a triumphant, first Spanish League title in the history of the franchise, Pedro Martinez is attracting heavy attention by foreign clubs that would like to acquire his services.

According to Eurohoops sources, the focus of that interest comes from Russia with Khimki Moscow and Unics Kazan being two teams that have set their looks on the Spanish coach ahead of the upcoming season.

The 55-year-old coach likes the idea of venturing abroad for the first time in his career and after declining an offer by Barcelona, the prospect of taking a job in Russia is something he finds appealing.

Khimki Moscow has a vacant head coach position since Dusko Ivanovic’s contract has expired and can provide Martinez with an opportunity to coach in EuroLeague

Meanwhile, Unics Kazan will participate in next season’s EuroCup with plans of winning the title and returning to the first-tier European competition.

And what about the next coach of Valencia? Txus Vidoretta of Iberostar Tenerife is considered the heavy favorite to assume the post, according to various Spanish media.