Zinetula Bilyaletdinov agrees to take charge of Russian national team
Head coach of the KHL’s Ak Bars Kazan Zinetula Bilyaletdinov has agreed to become the head coach of the Russian national team, reported the official website of the Russian Hockey Federation.
The 56-year-old coach will sign a contract until 2014, when the Sochi Olympics will take place.
The agreement, which is to be concluded in the following days, provides that Bilyaletdinov will not be able to combine the positions in the national team and the club. Thus, Bilyaletdinov will have to resign from Ak Bars.