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Mancini was earlier reported to deny Lokomotiv’s initial offer, because he was not satisfied with proposed salary and transfer budget. He has made his offer which is unacceptable for Lokomotiv management yet. However, talks continue.
Another Italian manager Luciano Spalletti was named as a candidate to be at the helm of Lokomotiv, but he still has a contract in effect with Zenit St. Petersburg, receiving high salary under its terms.
So, Montenegrin manager Miodrag Bozovic currently coaching Russia’s Premier League Rostov is considered as the most probable hopeful for Lokomotiv head coach.
Belarusian manager Leonid Kuchuk was suspended from Lokomotiv coaching on Monday, but it was announced later that he would actually keep training the team. Kuchuk would go to Lokomotiv training base in Moscow region’s Bakovka for another training on Tuesday, representative of the Belarusian manager Alexander Tolstikov told ITAR-TASS.
Lokomotiv will play a derby with CSKA Moscow in the 8th round of Russian Premier League on September 21.