‘We respect Advocaat’s decision’ – Russian football boss

President of the Russian Football Union Sergey Fursenko has regarded with favor Dick Advocaat’s decision to quit coaching the Russian national side after Euro 2012.

“We offered Advocaat to prolong his contract with the RFU. At the same time, according to the terms of the current contract, the coach should have voiced his plans for the future before the start of the Euros, which he did,”

the RFU official website quotes Fursenko as saying.

“We respect his decision. Certainly this will not have a negative impact on team Russia’s performance at the European championships,” the RFU President added.

On Monday, the Dutchman officially confirmed he would part ways with the Russian national team after Euro 2012. He will return to PSV Eindhoven, the club he won the Dutch title with in 1996.

The 64-year-old is expected to sign a 12-month deal with the Dutch giants as the sides have already agreed on the terms of the contract.

“I can’t tell you the reason [of quitting team Russia] yet but, knowing about all the speculation, I’ll say right now, it’s not about the money,” Advocaat told the Sport-Express paper on earlier this week.

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