Karpin renews for five years as a Russian Rostov coach

first_imgThe Russian Valeri Karpin, former player of Celta, Real Sociedad and Valencia, renewed today for five seasons as a coach of Rostov, third place in the Russian league.“I hope these five years become ten years and then fifteen. Karpin is a young coach, who progresses year after year, just like the team and the club, ” assured president of Rostov, Artashes Arutiuniants, on the website of the Russian club.He stressed that Karpin, who trained Spartak Moscow and Mallorca in the past, has “chemistry” with the city of southern Russia, so he predicted that “He will be the Rostov coach for a long time.”With Karpin on the bench, the Rostov could only have been ninth and eleventh the last two seasons, but this time it is showing great strength since the beginning of the championship.Karpin recovered evicted players like the Finnish of Russian origin Roman Yeriomenko, sanctioned for doping, and Bulgarian Ivelin Popov, ruled out by Spartak, and its performance has been very high. The same can be said of Ionov, what now it is a fixed in the Russian team, although The great revelation is the Uzbek Eldor Shomurodov, who has 10 goals in 16 league games.More risky was his decision to rescue Pável Mamáev, recently released from prison after serving almost a year in prison for hooliganism and aggression, and who had been rejected by his former club, the Krasnodar.Karpin was already second in the Russian league twice in front of Spartak (2009 and 2011-12)but since then failed to settle either in Russia (Torpedo) or in Spain (Mallorca).He left football to work as chief editor in a newly created sports channel, Match TV, but He quit because he missed work with soccer players.At the time said the best player he had trained is Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio, who helped explode with 18 years in Mallorca.At 51, Karpin does not give up returning to Spain, but first he wants to take advantage of this second chance that football has given him with Rostov, the club whose best place in the Russian league was second in (2015-16) with Kurbán Berdíev on the bench.last_img read more