Premier League club Exiles Ferretti yesterday announced that a new man will be in charge of the waterpolo team following the departure of French coach Aurelien Cousin.

Cousin tendered his resignation last week and Exiles said he will be replaced by Italian Maurizio Mirarchi.

“The committee would like to thank Aurelien Cousin for his commitment and dedication throughout the two-and-a-half years when he was at the helm,” Exiles said.

“He also gave a very valid contribution to the junior squads, in various capacities. Aurelien Cou-sin was instrumental in drafting in a large number of youngsters into the senior team.”

Exiles added Cousin will remain close to the club having played for five consecutive summers with the team before he took over as coach.

Meanwhile, Exiles president Andrew Paris said he had agreed terms with Mirarchi to take over from Cousin as from the end of April.

Mirarchi has 15 years coaching experience in Italy’s top division having coached, among others, teams in Rome as well as Bogliasco and Aquachiara.

His last commitment was with the Italian federation where he took the national team to Russia for the University Games last summer.

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