Bashkortostan chief says Kozlov will continue to work as Salavat Yulaev’s head coach

Bashkortostan chief says Kozlov will continue to work as Salavat Yulaev’s head coach

Bashkortostan chief Radiy Khabirov during a meeting with players and coaching staff “Salavat Yulaev” instructed the club’s management to work on the errors following the performance results this season, and also noted that the coaching staff, led by Viktor Kozlov will continue to work in the Ufa team in the 2023/24 season.

Kozlov led the Ufa team on May 1, 2022. This season, Salavat Yulaev reached the KHL playoffs, where he lost in the first round of the series with Admiral (2-4).

– Of course, the season was extremely difficult. Even people who are far from hockey understand that. So, first of all, on behalf of the fans and everyone in the republic, thank you for the regular season. You finished second in the Eastern Conference. This is a high result, the second time in the last 12 years. Most importantly, you fought to the end, thrilling the fans with dynamic, fast-paced “rocket” play. Nobody just passed you. In a difficult period for the team, you have shown remarkable achievements.

I understand that in sport it’s like that: if you lose, then you lose. I myself live by the “score on the scoreboard” principle. But that’s no reason to be discouraged. We need to learn lessons and move on. All the inhabitants of the republic believe in you. Viktor Nikolayevich [Козлов], a special thank you to you. You took over the team at a difficult time. And they grew up with it. I’m sure you have a desire to move on and get better results next season, Khabirov quotes official site heads of the republic.

– Radiy Khabirov stressed that the coaching staff and the main team remain, – the message also says.

Previously, Kozlov headed Metallurg Magnitogorsk.

Watch live broadcasts of KHL playoff matches on the federal channel and thematic channels of the holding, as well as on the sites matchtv.ru and sportbox.ru.

Source : MatchTV

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