CSKA sign Slovak guru from Riga

A managerial merry-go-round has begun in the KHL for the clubs no longer involved in the play-offs.

CSKA Moscow have signed Slovak coach Julius Supler from Dynamo Riga.

The Army Men are a traditional powerhouse but have had a disastrous year under Sergey Nemchinov as they failed to make the cut after the regular season.

Conversely, Supler has guided the men from Riga into the Gagarin Cup quarter-finals for two consecutive years, but says it is time for him to move on.

‘I was made an offer by Riga to stay on with the club, however, I declined. I would like to thank the club’s management for their trust in me the past three seasons. I would also like to thank the players, my coaching staff and the club’s administrative employees,” Supler said.

”Of course, I want to thank our fantastic fans individually, who are no doubt the best hockey fans in Europe and possibly the world. No other KHL club has such a support as Dynamo has. Riga will remain a special place in my heart and I will never forget my time here. However, I have come to the conclusion that I must make a change in my life and accept a new challenge. This is the reason I made the decision to not remain with the club,” Supler added.

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