Gullit threatened with dismissal from Grozny

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Dutch soccer star Ruud Gullit is under threat of dismissal after spending less than one season as trainer of the Chechen club Terek Grozny.

The club’s chairman and Chechnya’s president, Ramzan Kadirov, says on his website that he’s bitterly disappointed with the Dutch trainer. If Grozny lose their next Russian Premier League match, Mr Gullit will be asked to pack his bags.

Last Friday, Grozny were beaten at home 4-2 by CSKA Moscow which at present tops the Russian Premier League. Grozny are third from the bottom in 14th place.

President Kadirov hoped 48-year-old Mr Gullit’s leadership would result in his club breaking through to European-level competitions. However, Mr Kadirov complains that “Terek has never seemed so hopeless”. He accuses Mr Gullit of being more interested in nightlife than in football.

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