Avangard chief: We offered a new deal to Summanen and also want to keep Chervenka
Avangard president Aleksand Sterlyagov claimed that the club has offered their head coach Raimo Summanen a new contract and also suggested the club intends to keep forward Roman Chervenka at the club.
«Will you extend Raimo Summanen’s deal?»
«Yes, we offered him a contract for next season. We are negotiating the terms, but we got the go-ahead from the local governor and the board.»
«What will happen to the leading players? Lev Poprad are reportedly interested in Chervenka…»
«Not just Lev, but also CSKA, SKA St. Petersburg and some NHL clubs. According to the KHL regulations we cannot start negotiations till May 1, but we definitely want to keep him in the team. We will do everything in our power to keep him, but ultimately it will be down to the player, whose contract ends at the end of this season,» Sterlyagov told Infokanal55.ru.