The Russian national team legend was announced as the new coach in late October
One of the most recognisable faces in Russian beach soccer, Anton Shkarin, has been appointed as the new coach of BSC Spartak Moscow.
The Russian beach soccer legend will stay on as a player but his new responsibilities will lie mainly off the pitch. He had been assisting Dmitry Nezhelev for some time but now takes the reigns in a new era for the Red and White.
“This new Spartak will be able to achieve great results”, he commented following the announcement of his new role.
“I have a desire, this is the most important thing. I have strength, I want to train, develop and achieve success. I am not afraid of difficulties, when recruiting quality players, I am confident in my abilities.”
Several major changes have already been made in the Spartak ranks and some players have been released with the promise of new rising stars to make their places in one of the top beach soccer clubs in the world.
“I have a list of players who will play for Spartak, but I will not give names yet. I can only say that these will be players from the Academy who have already had experience in the Super League and the Russian Cup. The guys who played for Spartak in the main team this season will also stay.”
Spartak Moscow has one of the most active and successful academy systems in beach soccer, and new players regularly break through to play in the Russian national competitions, so the coach is not short of talent in his new position.
Shkarin says that he will complete more coaching qualifications in the near future, and in the meantime, after a short period of rest, that the team will begin training again on 16 November.
When asked by BSRussia what he thought the new-look Spartak team could achieve Shkarin did not hide his ambition…
“The new Spartak will be able to achieve great results. Of course, it won’t be easy. The composition of the team will change radically. Over time, we will regain our reputation as a club with great ambitions. Spartak is a club with a big name. We will fight to win all the tournaments we compete in.”