The coach of the Russian national football team Valery Karpin, commenting on the receipt of the Match TV award in the Coach of the Year nomination, named an achievement for which he could really praise himself.
According to the head coach of the national team, in order to receive the corresponding award, it is necessary to win the world championship.
“To be honest, I don’t really understand what this award is connected with. We didn’t win anything, we didn’t achieve any set goal either. Why the choice fell on me – I can’t imagine. Probably, this is some kind of advance payment, which, hopefully, will justify itself. What must happen for me to praise myself? I have to win the world championship, for example, ”said Karpin at the presentation of the award.
Among the candidates for the award were also the head coach of St. Petersburg Zenit Sergei Semak, figure skating mentor Eteri Tutberidze, the head of the All-Russian Federation of Rhythmic Gymnastics (ARHF) Irina Viner-Usmanova and the head coach of the Russian synchronized swimming team Tatyana Pokrovskaya.
Earlier, Karpin was criticized for the New Year’s outfit on his Instagram account. According to the subscribers of the specialist, the coach of the Russian national team should not dress appropriately.