Chernyshov fired, Romantsev to Ukraine?

Discussion in 'Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, & the former Soviet Repu' started by Shurik, Sep 11, 2003.

  1. Shurik

    Shurik New Member

    Nov 2, 1999
    Baltimore, MD
    Spartak Moscow have fired head coach Andrei Chernyshov, who didn't last three months on his job.
    Chernyshov, a former Dinamo and Spartak defender, came in to replace Oleg Romantsev who self-destructed with a few scathing press-conference remarks aimed at his bosses before the Russian Cup final in June. However, Chernyshov failed to raise the Red-Whites out of the slump and didn't do well with the U-23 National team either. Looks like working two jobs was a bit too much for the relative youngster.
    Also fired was Chernyshov's assistant Sergei Yuran, an ex-Dinamo Kiev, Benfica and Spartak striker.

    Vladimir Fedotov will be the acting coach for the time being. Fedotov is a son of the legandary CSKA forward Grigory Fedotov (after whom the Fedotov Club is named) and a son-in-law of Spartak's ex-coach Konstantin Beskov. His football career with CSKA was a bit less distinguished than his father's, but he did score over 100 goals, getting membership in the Club of his dad's name, and as a coach led the lowly SKA Rostov to the 1981 Cup victory over Spartak.

    As for Romantsev, a fresh rumour puts him as a leading candidate to take the Ukrainian national team, which undoubtedly will spark a wave of protests among the Nezalezhnyes. Wouldn't that be something?

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