Zdravko Zovko, who is also manager of the team, is looking forward to a new challenge: â€œ16 top teams compete for this most important trophy.
Three questions to coach Zdravko Zovko
: What are your expectations for the upcoming season of the Womenâ€™s EHF Champions League?
: I expect that my team will play an important role in our group in the fight to advance to the Main Round.
Our group is very strong: defending champions Buducnost, Viborg - one of the most successful club in this competition - and the very ambitious German champions ThÃ¼ringer HC, so it will be difficult to achieve this goal.
: What does participating in the Womenâ€™s EHF Champions League mean to you and your club?
: For our club the participation in the EHF Champion League
is a big commitment and recognition of our consistent play, and a great chance to present Russian handball in Europe.
: What teams are your personal favourites to win the Womenâ€™s EHF Champions League season â€" and why?
: This season my favourite clubs are GyÃ¶r because they are last season's finalist with new reinforcements and a desire to win the EHF Champion League, Also VÃ¢lcea because of the new players like Navarro, Pineau, BulatoviÄ‡ and the new coach â€" they are one of the best teams.
Coach: Zdravko Zovko, since 2011
Womenâ€™s EHF Champions League records: