Lokomotiv Moscow Coach quits over Ukraine invasion

Written by on March 2, 2022


German coach, Markus Gisdol, has quit his position at Lokomotiv Moscow, the Russian top-flight club said on Tuesday, amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The club did not give a reason for his departure after just four and a half months on the bench.

However, the 52-year-old Gisdol made it clear in a newspaper interview that he was quitting over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.


“That is my personal decision and I am absolutely convinced of it.”

Gisdol, who previously coached Hoffenheim and SV Hamburg in the Bundesliga, was released by Cologne last April. He took the Lokomotiv job in October.

Meanwhile, former Bundesliga player Marvin Compper will replace Gisdol as Lokomotiv’s interim coach, the club said.

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