Dmitry Cheryshev, head coach of the Nizhny Novgorod football club, spoke about the club's future, addressing reporters at the City Press Center.
On Wednesday, July 11, the new coach was introduced to the club, followed by the first training session later in the day.
"I am ready to take the challenge, and I took it with pleasure without thinking twice. When Gleb [acting Governor of the Nizhny Novgorod Region Gleb Nikitin] phoned me and offered me the position of head coach, I accepted immediately," Cheryshev said.
On July 17, FC Nizhny Novgorod (former name — Olympiyets) will face FC Mordovia in what will be its first offsite match after it was renamed. The team will be significantly reshuffled.
"We have been in talks with the headquarters for a week and a half. There are players, with whom we will have to part, and others, whom we want to acquire," the head coach said. He refused to say which of the players have already left.
Cheryshev shared his impressions of his first meeting with the team in his new capacity:
"What is important to me is the right attitude to work on their part, game discipline and concentration during training. These are the aspects that we started to focus on in the first place. <…> When they come out onto the pitch, they must be bold and confident, but not conceited, and they must support their partners," Cheryshev said.
The new head coach considers it important to help talented Nizhny Novgorod footballers hone their skills.
Dmitry Cheryshev is a Russian footballer who played for FC Dynamo Moscow and the Russian national team. After his son was invited to FC Real Madrid's football school, he, too, moved to Spain, where he coached the Real's junior team.