Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Europe

Valery Gazzayev © Action Images

Gazzayev sacks son and replaces him



Former Russia and CSKA Moscow manager Valery Gazzayev has sacked his son, Vladimir Gazzayev, and replaced him as coach of lowly Russian Premier League side Alania Vladikavkaz, the club said on Wednesday.

Vladimir Gazzayev was named coach of Alania last year after his father was appointed the club's president and this year guided Vladikavkaz back to the top flight after they spent the previous season in the second division.

But Valery Gazzayev was forced to fire his son, who at 32 was the youngest coach in Russia's top flight, following a 10-game winless streak which has left Alania second from the bottom halfway through the season.

Valery will remain Alania's president by combining the two jobs, the club said on their website (www.fc-alania.ru).

The 58-year-old led Alania to their first and only Russian league title in 1995 in his first coaching spell with the club.

He also coached Moscow's Dynamo and CSKA, leading the latter to three domestic league titles and the Uefa Cup in 2005 when they became the first Russian club to win a European trophy.

His last coaching job was with Ukraine's Dynamo Kiev, who sacked him in 2010 following a string of poor results.

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R161.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
Mitre Monde Soccer Ball - White
Voted as one of the UK's favourite match balls
R219.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Segun Odegbami
The real Afcon fireworks can begin
The boys are now being separated from the men. As a result, I have also lost my bet about who will...

John Dykes
The beginning of the end
Saturday’s Showdown at the Bridge has been described as being either the start of this season’s...

Neil Tovey
Bafana hit speed bump
I kept hearing that Bafana Bafana could win Afcon 2015. From the first whistle, I guarded against...

Emeka Enyadike
Mali, Guinea and the curse of Mongono
“We now need to respect the rules, we don’t have choice. We are going to shake before the draw, as...

Carol Radull
TIAF - This is African Football
I love big competitions because before they start everyone has something to say about how the...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
The football hasn't been great thus far
It is easy for some of us who are proudly African and who were brought up on Afcon tournaments down...