While other countries have been, through their football federations, giving assurances to the head coaches of their national teams that they would be keeping their jobs despite the campaign they had at the Euros, Russia have acted differently.
The Russian Football Federation has confirmed that they have relieved head coach Stanislav Cherchesov of his duties and he has stepped down from his role with immediate effect following the disastrous campaign they had at the Euros. The Russian team performed really below par and did not meet up the expectations of a lot of people and the outcome of their Euros campaign has cost Cherchesov his job.
Belgium have also moved to quash rumors circulating that their head coach Roberto Martinez could be sacked following their indecent performance, meaning that the former Everton manager is set to remain as the Belgian Red Devils’ boss till at least next year’s World Cup in Qatar. The Netherlands, however, were the first to make their intentions of replacing their head coach known, with reports claiming that Frank De Boer will be replaced by Louis van Gaal in the coming weeks.
Russia will now have to get another candidate to become their head coach before they start their preparations for next year’s World Cup.