The Russian Volleyball side Lokomotiv Novosibirsk started to build up the team for the next season: one of the main goals of them was to keep the Serbian outside hitter Marko Ivović. The 2016 FIVB World League MVP will play one more year in russian Superliga and he just renewed the deal with the Siberian team.
The other foreigner, the Polish Fabian Drzyzga will stay as well as the opposite hitter Konstantin Bakun, liberos Roman Martynyuk and Artem Ermakov, middle blockers Aleksandr Tkachev and Ilyas Kurkaev, and outside hitters Aleksey Rodichev, Pavel Zakharov and Sergey Savin.
The Novosibirsk team also extended the contract with the Bulgarian head coach Plamen Konstantinov after “calmly disassembling the mistakes and finding out the weak points that showed up during the season”. Moreover, Lokomotiv said goodbye to Artem Smolyar, Nikolay Apalikov, Maksim Shulgin and the captain Nikolay Pavlov.