The new head coach of the Tula football club “Arsenal” was Sergei Kiriakov. As informs a press-service of the team, 46-year-old on Thursday already started to work with Tula gunsmiths.
Earlier it was announced about the reshuffle in the Arsenal. The post of chief coach left Sergei Pavlov, acting chief Executive officer was appointed Andrei Kozlov. In addition, the Board of Trustees appointed a new President of the team. The chair of Peter Koshelnikova took the 54-year-old Guram Agaev, known for his work as sports Director of “Dynamo”.
Pavlov led Arsenal to the Premier League, but in the elite division Tula scored only one victory in nine matches and sit in 14th place in the standings. The team scored just three goals, conceding 13.
Sergey Kiryakov – famous former footballer. As a player he played as a striker Moscow “Dynamo” and German “Karlsruhe”, “Hamburg”, “Tennis-Borussia”, as well as in clubs China. Competed in Olympic and the first team of the USSR, the CIS national team and the Russian team.
Later as a coach part of the coaching staff of the youth national team of Russia, and in 2012 led the youth national team, composed of players born in 1997.