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Russian Football Union to cancel tax on foreign coaches — sports minister

September 03, 2015, 12:52 UTC+3 KHIMKI
The tax on foreign coaches was introduced in 2013 making Russian Football Premiere League clubs pay some $75,000 for inviting a foreign manager
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Head coach of Zenit football club Andre Villas-Boas

Head coach of Zenit football club Andre Villas-Boas

© TASS/Vyacheslav Evdokimov/Zenit football club

KHIMKI, September 3. /TASS/. The tax on foreign coaches collected from the Russian Football Premiere League (RFPL) will be cancelled, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Thursday.

"We will relieve the RFPL from financial burdens, extra payments for coaches, legionnaires, etc.," said Mutko who was elected president of the Russian Football Union on Wednesday.

The tax on foreign coaches was introduced in 2013 making RFPL clubs pay 5 million rubles (some $75,000) for inviting a foreign manager. In 2015 RFPL clubs were told to pay 300,000 rubles ($4,500) for a foreign player.

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