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Former coach Berdyev to return to Rubin Kazan

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Rubin Kazan's coach Kurban Berdyev attends a team training session at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, April 10, 2013. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor
Modified 09 Jun 2017, 16:08 IST

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian soccer club Rubin Kazan is set to sign manager Kurban Berdyev for his second stint as head coach, the team said in a statement on Friday.

Rubin said they have reached an agreement in principle with Berdyev, who coached them from 2001 to 2013 and led them to two Russian Premier League titles.

Rubin general director Rustam Sayakhov said Berdyev's contract would be "long-term, well designed and structured.

The 64-year-old manager has also coached FC Rostov, helping the team finish second in the league last year and qualify for Champions League.

Rubin said Thursday it had parted ways with Spanish manager Javi Gracia after the club finished ninth in the league last season. [nL8N1J53MI]

(Reporting by Moscow Newsroom; editing by Sudipto Ganguly)

Published 09 Jun 2017, 16:08 IST
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