Valeri Karpin, current technician of the Rostov, will assume the reins of the Russian national team replacing Stanislav Cherchesov, dismissed due to the bad result of the team in the Eurocup, where they fell in the group stage.

“The contract with Karpin It will be valid 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 Russian Football Union (UFR) in a statement published on its website. The note adds that the hiring of Karpin, former coach of the Majorca and from Spartak, will be formalized on July 26.

“He was one of the best Russian players of his generation, he stood out for his play in the clubs and in the national team. After finishing his playing career, Valeri Karpin gained extensive experience as a coach, including the last years of his successful work at the Rostov“added the statement.

For its part, Karpin thanked the UFR for the confidence, 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.

Mission of Karpin, 52, will be the one to qualify his country for the Qatar World Cup 2022, whose qualifying phase will resume in September and where Russia is framed with Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Cyprus Y malt. “We will make every effort to achieve that goal,” he promised.