Andrei Kanchelskis Exclusive Interview: “There are many problems in Russian football”

It may only be just over a year since Andrei Kanchelskis was employed in professional football, but it already seems a lifetime away. The flying winger blazed a remarkable trail across Great Britain and Italy in his playing days before enduring a number of frustrating managerial positions back in his homeland that was strewn with incompetent, baseball-bat-wielding and at times unqualified sporting directors and chairmen. What is sometimes forgotten is quite how well Kanchelskis himself actually … [Read more...]

Mid-Season Review: Ural Ekaterinburg

Just like last season, Ural find themselves heading into the new year with a relatively new manager in charge, but this time round instead of sitting pretty in mid table safety they are in the relegation playoff zone. Once again a suspicious match against Terek has precipitated the acrimonious departure of a Belarusian head coach with Vadim Skripchenko hot-footing it to Samara to take over at Krylia Sovetov days after a humiliating 4-1 home defeat to the Chechens. Whereas Viktor Goncharenko left … [Read more...]