Valery Nepomnyashy, the coach of Russian Premier League side FC Tom, tendered his resignation on Monday morning, and had it accepted by the club’s management.
The Siberian team, who are suffering a serious financial squeeze, have been struggling under the veteran coach, losing six games in a row without scoring a single goal.
FC Tom currently have 20 points and sit 14th in the Russian championship, teetering just one point from the relegation zone.
Nepomnyashy took charge of the Tomsk side back in 2008, with the 68-year-old leading them to top-10 finishes in the last two seasons.
According to Sport-Express, the veteran coach will not stay jobless for long as he is tipped to join Terek Grozny, who are on the brink of firing Isa Baitiev – their second manager this season.
Nepomnyashy has coached clubs in Turkey, South Korea and Uzbekistan, but he made his name on the international level, leading Cameroon to their historic World Cup final in 1990.
Neponyaschy’s new situation puts him in good company – seven other coaches have lost their jobs during this Premier League season. They are Vladimir Eshtrekov (Spartak Nalchik), Yury Krasnozhan (Lokomotiv), Omari Tetradze (Volga), Miodrag Bozovic (Dynamo), Ruud Gullit (Terek), Oleg Protasov (Rostov) and Aleksandr Tarkhanov (Krylia Sovietov).