“When we return to the international stage, we have to be ready for that” – Zhamnov

“When we return to the international stage, we have to be ready for that” – Zhamnov

Coach of the Russian national team Alexei Zhamnov told the main duties of his position in the absence of international competitions.

On Saturday, FHR chief Vladislav Tretiak announced that Zhamnov would continue to work as the national team’s head coach. Russia next season.

– Now the situation is difficult, let’s see how this year will go. We haven’t had detailed meetings yet. In the near future, we will meet with the management of the FHR, where we will discuss the main points, including the composition of the headquarters of the national team. Let’s get together and talk. I don’t know exactly when it will be – I think in the near future. It does not depend on me, but on our leaders,” Zhamnov told a correspondent.

– How to work as head coach of the national team in such conditions?

– Not easy. But the situation is not easy not only for hockey, but for all sports. We will have to follow the players, watch, follow the progress of the promising, communicate. Anyway, one day we will return to the international scene. And when we come back, we have to be ready for that.

– How will you organize the work? Just watch the games on TV?

– No, I will travel, personally communicate with the players.

Are you going abroad?

“I don’t think it makes sense now. I don’t think I will. In principle, we are in contact with all our players, we communicate. But you can’t predict in advance, I don’t know what will happen.

Zhamnov has led the Russian national team since the fall of 2021. In February, under the guidance of a coach, the team won silver medals at the Beijing Olympics.

Source : MatchTV

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