Former coach of Kyiv “Dynamo” of the times of Sergei Rebrov and ex-coach of the Ukrainian national football team of the times of Andriy Shevchenko Raul Riancho sympathized with the Russians and the Russian national football team.
“Now I am very busy with my work at the Royal Spanish Football Federation. Of course, I still have the main job – to train! I have friends in Russia and Ukraine. They are all difficult. I wish all of this would end and the situation would soon return to normal… We are all sad.
Have I agreed to lead the Russian national team now? No, the Russian team cannot participate in competitions yet, it’s a pity. Do you think there are coaches who only want to train and not compete?”
In Russia, Raul Riancho worked for Spartak and Ruby.
Note that earlier Riancho called “terrible” the fact that Russia was suspended from Euro 2024.