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29th Oct 2015

Foreign football managers are now banned in Russian league

Russia says no to foreign coaches

Ben Kiely

Bad news for any foreign managers in Russia.

It has emerged that the Russian Ministry of Sport has signed a document banning all foreign head coaches from the Russian League.

Russian Eurosport are reporting that the bill was signed on September 21 and was published on the official web portal of legal information this Wednesday.

Under the terms of the bill, clubs will be able to employ foreigners as coaches, but non-Russians are not allowed to be head coach. However, the Russian national team will still be allowed to have a foreign manager.

Six of the sixteen clubs in the Russian Premier League are run by foreign managers and it is unclear at this stage when they will be forced to step down.

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