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Advocaat to leave Russia after Euros
AFP, April 30th, 2012 4:34PM

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Striker Andrei Arshavin is among those unhappy that Coach Dick Advocaat has said he's leaving the Russian team after the European Championship.

"It's true, I will resign after the end of the European championship," said Advocaat. "I don't want to disclose the reasons for my decision but money wasn't the issue. I didn't tell the players that I'm going to resign but I'm confident it will not affect our preparations for the Euro. "We'll all do our best to perform well at the championships."

Advocaat, 64, took over in 2010 from compatriot Guus Hiddink, who led Russia to the Euro 2008 semifinals. Advocaat had signed a two-year deal with an option to extend for another two years. Reports said that Advocaat has already received offers from clubs including Dutch league giants PSV Eindhoven, where he worked from 1995-98, and Russian top-flight side Dynamo Moscow, which is battling for a spot in the Champions League next year.

"Speaking frankly I'm upset with his decision," said Arshavin, the team captain. "There was good chemistry in our team and we achieved good results. I expected to be playing the next qualifying campaign under Advocaat. Now I hope that the RFU [russian soccer federation] will chose a top class coach for our squad."

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