Russia have named Leonid Slutsky’s successor following their disastrous outing at the European Championship this summer.

Slutsky resigned from the post following Russia’s disappointing showing at Euro 2016 where they were eliminated after finishing bottom of Group B behind Wales, England and Slovakia.

Stanislav Cherchesov has now been confirmed by the executive committee of the Russian Football Union as the new coach of the country’s national team on a two-year contract.

The former Russia goalkeeper led Polish side Legia Warsaw to the domestic double last season.

Cherchesov revealed some of his plans to the Russian press after putting pen to paper in Moscow on Thursday ahead of the 2018 World Cup on home soil.

“I will be brief, because [as a coach] you have to work more than talk. I am glad that the choice fell on me,” the 52-year-old said.

“I’m completely aware of what to expect. I will do my job with dignity, and with a smile.

“Drastic measures mean a revolution, and as history tells us, the revolution did not bring any positive results. For starters I need to talk with everyone and then make concrete steps.

“But I can say that the first thing to do, and I said this to the executive committee, is to stop complaining and underestimating ourselves.

“It is necessary to gain dignity and respect. It is necessary to realistically assess where we really are at the moment.”


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