May 28, 2023

German Football Coach Markus Gisdol said on Tuesday that he quits as head coach on Russia’s side lokomotiv Moscow in protest over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The 52-year-old took over Moscow last October but quit saying he can’t stand on the training ground in Moscow and a few kilometres away where orders are given that brought great suffering to an entire nation. “Being a football coach is the best job in the world, but I can’t pursue my vocation in a country whose leader is responsible for a war of aggression in the middle of Europe, This is my personal decision and I am absolutely convinced of that. That’s not in line with my values.”

In a statement, however on the club’s website lokomotiv Moscow said Gisdol was ‘dismissed’ with former German defender Marvin replacing him as caretaker coach.

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