The Russian team took second place in the tournament, beating Kazakhstan and losing in a shootout to the Belarusian team. The coaching council assessed this result as unsatisfactory, and in various media there was even news that the team’s head coach Alexei Zhamnov could lose his position.
Subsequently, the team’s mentor himself pointed out that during the coaches’ council there was no talk of his resignation from office.
“There was no talk of resignation at all,” the owl Zhamnov from TASS quotes.
Alexei Zhamnov will lead the Russian national team in 2021. Under his leadership, the team took second place at the Beijing Olympics.