Ex-Russia coach Slutsky to train Dutch FC Vitesse
Former head coach of the Russian national football team, Leonid Slutsky, has signed a two-year contract to manage Dutch football club Vitesse, the club’s press service said.
The contract between Slutsky and Vitesse FC comes into force after the 2017/2018 season making the 46-year-old manager the first Russian ever to take over a Dutch football club as the head coach.
Current Head Coach of Vitesse FC Henk Fraser is set to leave the club at the end of season. The club currently ranks sixth after 32 rounds of the Dutch football championship, which ends with the final round on May 6.
Slutsky was the head coach of the Russian national football squad between August 2015 and July 2016 managing to guide the team through the qualifying matches to the 2016 UEFA Euro Cup in France. He resigned from the post after his team failed to clear the group stage of the European major football championship.
Between October 2009 and December 2016, Slutsky was the head coach of CSKA Moscow football club, TASS recalls.