The resignation of Valery Karpin from the post of head coach of FC Rostov was unexpected. This opinion was expressed on Monday, August 2, by the honored coach of Russia Gadzhi Gadzhiev, known for his work with Anji, Amkar and other football clubs.
“Of course, the decision is unexpected. Nobody expected him so soon. It seems to me that the decision is based on the game that Rostov has. There could be all sorts of doubts among the head coach and management, ”Hajiyev said in an interview with REN TV…
He clarified that in a situation after two defeats of Rostov at the start of the new season, Tinkoff – Russian Premier League (RPL) Karpin made the right decision, deciding to focus on the Russian national team.
“This will allow him to concentrate on working as a team. In this situation, the number of errors will decrease, ”Hajiyev added.
Karpin announced his resignation as head coach of the Rostov football club earlier that day. According to the newspaper “Sport-Express”, The candidates for this post now include Dan Petrescu, Stanimir Stoilov and Murad Musaev.
On July 26, the Russian Football Union (RFU) signed a contract with Karpin to appoint him as the head coach of the Russian national football team. The agreement is valid until December 31, 2021 with the possibility of further extension.
At the same time, during a press conference, Karpin doubted whether he had enough emotions to combine the posts of head coach of the Russian national team and the Rostov football club. He stressed that support will be needed from the entire football community, from journalists to coaches.
Karpin began his coaching career in 2009 at Spartak, won two silver medals in the Russian Championship with the red and white (2009, 2011/12). He also coached Mallorca and Torpedo from Armavir. Since 2017, he has been the head of Rostov.
As head coach of the Russian national team, Karpin replaced Stanislav Cherchesov, who resigned after the unsuccessful performance of the Russian national team at Euro 2020. In September, as part of the selection for the 2022 World Cup, the Russian national team will play on September 1 with Croatia, on September 4 with Cyprus and Malta on September 7.