Karpin, new Russian coach

Valeri Karpin replaces Cherchesov at the helm of the Russian national team, a position he will combine with his position as coach of FK Rostov.


Russian Valeri Karpin, current Rostov coach, will take over the reins of the Russian team to replace Stanislav Cherchesov, dismissed due to the team's poor result in the Eurocup.

"The contract with Karpin will be in force until December 31, 2021, with the possibility of being extended. During the next six months, the coach will combine work in the national team and in the club," announced this Friday the Football Union of Russia (UFR) in a statement published on its website. The note adds that the hiring of Karpin, former coach of Mallorca and Spartak, will be formalized on July 26.

"He was one of the best Russian players of his generation, distinguished by his play in clubs and in the national team. After finishing his playing career, Valeri Gueorguievich gained a lot of experience as a coach, including the last years of his work successful in Rostov, "added the statement.

For his part, Karpin thanked the UFR for the trust, which, he said, is a "great honor" and a "great appreciation of his work" as a coach. "For me, this is a new stage, very important and very interesting, in my career as a coach," he said.

The mission of the 52-year-old Karpin will be to qualify his country for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, whose qualifying phase will resume in September and where Russia is framed with Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Cyprus and Malta. "We will make every effort to achieve that goal," he promised.

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