Giovanni Guidetti joined VakifBank in 2008 and has coached the Istanbul side to three FIVB Volleyball Club World Championship medals (silver in 2011 in Doha, gold in 2013 in Zurich and bronze last year in Manila).
The 44-year-old Italian also led VakifBank to the European Champions League titles in 2011 and 2013, as well as to silver in 2014.
Last year Modena-born Guidetti led The Netherlands to a magnificent run at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games finishing fourth after a defeat to USA in the bronze medal match. The success came just a year after he coached The Netherlands to the silver medal at the 2015 European Championship.
Previously, Guidetti had also coached the women's national team of Germany, including bronze at the 2009 FIVB World Grand Prix and silver medals in the 2011 and 2013 European Championships. He has also worked with the women’s national team of Bulgaria for one season.
Following the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Guidetti decided to move to Turkey so as to spend more time with his family, taking over the Turkish women's National Team as of 2017.