Alexander Kerzhakovu: Alexey Danichev / RIA Novosti
Former forward of “Zenith” and Russian national team Alexander Kerzhakov headed the youth national team. This was reported on the website of the Russian football Union (RFU).
Specialist will work with the athletes not older than 2001 year of birth. His contract is valid until the end of 2019. “I can say that we have more talented generation. And very nice to watch were treated to the players, which they are conditions. I am happy to enter a team in the RAF and am very grateful to the leadership of the Union for the fact that I was entrusted with such important work — with the future of our football,” said Kerzhakov.
In July 2017, the striker has announced his retirement. The last club was Kerzhakov, “Zenith”, which called him to the position of coordinator of the youth teams. According to the athlete, a new job, he received ten times less. He also acted as an expert and analyst on TV channel “Match TV”.
34-year-old Kerzhakov played for Zenit from 2001 to 2006 and from 2010 to 2017. During this time he three times became the champion of Russia, twice won the super Cup and once the Cup. In addition, he played for “Dynamo”, the Spanish “Seville” and Swiss “Zurich”.
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