Khimki appoints Pisarev to replace Yuran as head coach
MOSCOW, AUGUST 10 – RIA Novosti. The coaches of Russian national football teams Nikolai Pisarev and beach football team Mikhail Likhachev will combine studies and national teams in Khimki, near Moscow. area Russian Football Union (RFU). The article was later removed from the site.
Pisarev was appointed head coach of the Moscow Region club, Likhachev became his assistant. RFU agreed with experts on the possibility of business consolidation.
On Wednesday, Sergey Yuran stepped down from his post as head coach of Khimki, under whose leadership the team currently ranks seventh in the Russian Premier League (RPL) standings.
Pisarev is 53 years old. He joined Valery Karpin’s coaching staff in July 2021. From 2005 to 2010, the specialist worked with the beach soccer team, and also served as the sports director of the RFU. In 2010-2015 and 2016, Pisarev led the Russian youth team. Under his leadership, the national team played at the European Championship for the first time in 12 years.
Likhachev, 44, has been managing the Russian beach soccer team since 2010. Together with him, the team won the World Cup three times. He was recognized as the best coach in the world in 2014 and 2021.
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