Envy in the football coaching community is something very insidious, which has already consumed more than one local specialist. In the past, “tsar” Alexander Mostovoy reviewed the appointments of the club’s leaders, as if emphasizing the fact that he was so handsome and experienced, but no one could see him. Other specialists in Russia, who currently cannot boast of finding employment in the elite division, make similar speeches.
Igor Kolyvanov, a well-known former footballer of the Russian national team, expressed the idea that in our country there are many coaches who are successfully developing in the first and second leagues, but the RPL clubs do not notice them. They say either someone’s influential hand puts their own people in lucrative positions, or they invite who knows who from abroad, just to check a box. And our boys suffer and do not know how to break this wall of misunderstanding.
“If they are elected, it means that they believe they are more worthy. There are people who have proven themselves in both the First and Second Divisions, but for some reason they don’t get a chance in the RPL. We have a lot of people who end up in the RPL for unknown reasons. Maybe they want to bring something new to our football, they have the right. Maybe the leaders from their bell tower will see differently,” Kolyvanov said in an interview with the “Championship” publication.
Actually, if we take similar European examples, a coach does not always need to rise from the bottom to become head coach of a top club. Okay, you don’t have to elect the big guys, but the middle peasants certainly hang out. Yes, at least Xavi himself, who now lives perfectly in a position of responsibility in Barcelona. Did he ever manage to get promoted from the Spanish lower leagues? Or is our everything José Mourinho? Maur coached youth teams in Portugal and later became an assistant coach at Sporting. Furthermore, the career continued on an upward trajectory. And there are many such examples.
Probably, such is the mentality of the national coach that a specialist must go through all the circles of hell in the dungeon of Russian football, and then, with pomp, rush headlong to achieve his goals with the conditional “Zenith” or “Spartak” . . But life shows that there are many ways and they are different. And not only in Russia, but also in the world.
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