USVO Valenciennes players Sandrine Gruda and Kristi Harrower will follow their current coach Laurent Buffard to UMMC Ekaterinburg next season.
Martinique-born Gruda, a product of the INSEP academy in Paris, admits that life in Siberia could be a culture shock.
Herve Coudray will leave USO Mondeville at the end of the season and take the reins at fellow Ligue Feminine side USVO Valenciennes.
Coudray has signed a three-year deal with USVO and will replace current incumbent Laurent Buffard, who leaves for Russian giants UMMC Ekaterinburg at the end of the campaign.
Outgoing USVO Valenciennes coach Laurent Buffard is targeting European success at new club UMMC Ekaterinburg within two years when he leaves for Russia at the end of this season.
Buffard has signed a two-year deal at UMMC and will take charge of the 2003 EuroLeague Women champions for the start of the next campaign.
Laurent Buffard will quit as coach of French giants USVO Valenciennes at the end of this season to take over at UMMC Ekaterinburg.
The 43-year-old, who has signed a two-year contract with UMMC, will take his assistant Jacky Moreau with him to Russia.
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