Dick Advocaat’s assistant, Aleksandr Borodyuk, may soon be introduced as the new head coach of the Russian national football team.
Sport Den Za Dnem newspaper is citing an unnamed source in the Russian Football Union, who said that Borodyuk’s candidacy is already approved at the highest governmental level.
The 49-year-old was previously Russia’s caretaker manager from December 2005 to June 2006.
In February 2007, he became Guus Hiddink's assistant in the national team and maintained his position under Dick Advocaat.
Last week, Borodyuk was appointed as vice-president and sporting director at Dynamo Moscow – the club where he spent the majority of his career as a player.
Russia are in search of a new coach after Dick Advocaat decided not to prolong his deal with the RFU, leaving the national team right after their failure in the Euro 2012 group stages.
The Russian Football Union also need a new head as Sergey Fursenko quit after the poor showing at the European championships.
According to the source, Nikolay Tolstykh, who is currently working as executive director of the Russian Olympic Committee, is the main candidate for the job.
The 56-year-old has been President of the Russian Professional Football League, which oversaw the country’s top flight competition until 2001.
Tolstykh also worked in different positions for Dynamo Moscow for nearly a decade and knows Borodyuk very well, so their partnership, it’s believed, could be an effective one.