Russian Football Union approves head coach of national
Stanislav Cherchesov is approved for the post
Stanislav Cherchesov / TASS
Members of the Executive Board of the Russian Football Union (RFU) voted
at its session on Thursday to approve Stanislav Cherchesov for the post
of the Russian national football team coach, a member of the board told
'Cherchesov has been approved for the post with the contract with the
contract valid until August 2018," Igor Lebedev, a member of the
RFU Executive Board and a vice speaker of the Russian parliament's lower
house, said on an interview with TASS.
2018 World Cup semis set as task for Russia's new football head coach.
'The main task voiced by [RFU President Vitaly] Mutko is to reach the
semifinal stage of the 2018 World Cup, but Cherchesov voiced the aim of
going into the final match," Igor Lebedev, a member of the RFU Executive
Board and a vice speaker of the Russian parliament's lower house, said
on an interview with TASS.
'I believe that the currently set mission is incorrect," Lebedev
said. 'Cherchesov will now work as 'do or die' and perhaps he will help
the national team put up a decent performance. But what is next, will
there be national football afterwards? The initial goal must be to form
a good, competitive team.'
Besides Cherchesov, the other candidates to take the helm of the national
football squad ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia were Kurban
Berdyev, Alexander Borodyuk and Sergei Semak.
Before being appointed today to the post of the national team's head coach,
Cherchesov managed Poland's Legia Warsaw FC, which he guided to the title
of the country's champions and the Cup of Poland in the 2015/2016 season.
Following its session in late July, The RFU Technical Committee issued
a recommendation to appoint a national expert for the post of the Russian
football team's next head coach.
TASS, August 11, 2016