Alex Lely steps down after three years as European Mosconi Cup captain

Alex Lely

Alex Lely has announced his decision to step down as European captain for the annual Mosconi Cup after an undefeated three years in the role.

Lely took over from predecessor Marcus Chamat almost three years ago following two successive wins for the American team, with the Dutchman restoring the European dominance during his tenure.

He has now taken the decision to step aside and allow someone else to take up the illustrious role, revealing his intentions to continue his coaching in the USA as well as commentary on both pool and snooker.

The 1999 World Pool Masters winner and former European champion posted on social media: “It’s been a great run, finished with an amazing edition in Las Vegas.

“The intensity I experienced in this one, I will probably never go through again. It was the best one for me. But it ends now. A three-year run is good I feel, the fans get to see a new face, the players get a new input.

“I am happy to have had this chance from Matchroom and feel honoured how these champions have trusted me with their technique and other challenges.”

A new captain will take over the helm for the 2023 edition held on home soil, with former vice-captain Karl Boyes and three-time MVP Niels Feijen amongst the rumoured candidates.

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