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.
An 8-0 run in the final minute powered MKB Euroleasing into the quarter-finals of the EuroLeague Women with an 80-70 win over UMMC Ekaterinburg.
Having fallen short with a late rally in game two of this series, MKB were far more decisive in the closing stages this time.
UMMC Ekaterinburg survived a dramatic finish to level their Eighth-Final play-off with MKB Euroleasing at 1-1 with a 71-69 victory on Friday.
Having lost Tuesday's opener 86-76, UMMC needed victory to force a deciding game on Wednesday.
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