Former head coach of the Russian national football team Stanislav Cherchesov in an interview with the YouTube channel Kanał Sportowy spoke about his relationship with President Vladimir Putin.
“Is the dismissal an initiative of Putin? This is … We don’t hear well, no? ” – he answered a question about Putin’s participation in his resignation. Cherchesov recalled that he talked with the president at the 2018 home world championship and was invited to the final of the tournament.
Earlier on October 2, Cherchesov admitted the opportunity to start cooperation with the Turkish national team. According to him, he recently held talks with a representative of the country’s football federation.
Cherchesov worked as the head coach of the Russian national team since 2016. The contract with him was terminated on July 8 this year. Under his leadership, the national team reached the quarterfinals of the 2018 home world championship and finished fourth in the group at the 2020 European Championships.