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Stanislav Cherchesov Appointed as New Legia Manager

Stanislav Cherchesov has replaced Henning Berg at Legia Warsaw / Various
Stanislav Cherchesov Appointed as New Legia Manager

WARSAW, Poland. October 6 (PSN) – Stanislav Cherchesov has been officially appointed as the new manager of Legia Warsaw.

The announcement was unveiled on Tuesday at a press conference at Legia Stadium.

The Russian coach signed a contract which will remain in force until the end of the 2016-2017 season.

“The new manager has been given precise tasks, from which the most important is winning the Polish championship this season,” said Michal Zewlakow, Director of Football of Legia Warsaw on the club’s official website.

“We share a vision of team’s development and the direction we should move towards,” Boguslaw Lesnodorski, President of Management Board commented.

“We are a Club, which have to regularly play in European competitions, at least in group stages. We are aware that in this regard the manager will start working fully on his own account next season.”

Cherchesov, a skilled goalkeeper during his playing days represented the club colours of Spartak Moscow, Dinamo Dresden and was capped 47 times by USSR and Russia national teams. As a coach he recently reached the UEFA Europa League round of 16 last season with Dynamo Moscow.

Legia currently sit in 4th place in the Ekstraklasa after 11 rounds played.

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