WARSAW, June 17 (Itar-Tass) — Sergei Fursenko, the head of the Russian Football Union, told journalists on Sunday that the name of a new coach of the Russian national squad would most likely be announced before the end of the Euro 2012 football championships which is being co-hosted by Poland and Ukraine.
Russia has dropped out of the Euro 2012 football championship after losing to Greece in a third round match in Group A (0-1).
Georgios Karagunis of Greece kicked a goal into the gates of Vyacheslav Malafeyev on the 45th minute of the game.
The match took place at the national stadium in Warsaw. About 55,614 fans, including 20,000 Russians and 4,000 Greeks, watched the game.
The temperature in Warsaw was 25 degrees above zero. It was the hottest day in Warsaw since the EURO 2012 start.
The Czech Republic defeated the Poles in another Group A match 1-0.
The Czech Republic (6) and Greece (4) are the two Group A teams to play in the quarters. Russia with four points is third and Poland with two points is fourth.
“I think we will decide on a new coach before the end of the European championships, in the first ten days of July perhaps,” Fursenko said.
The new coach will have two tasks: to achieve the result and rejuvenate the team.
“Rejuvenation is not a goal in itself. But young players will certainly appear in the team,” Fursenko said.
He added he was ready to face the pressure when the team comes back to Russia. “I am fully aware of that. How am I am going to cope with it? I will silently grit my teeth,” Fursenko said.