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The current manager of the Russian national football team is Stanislav Cherchesov. Chercheslov was born in Alagir, Russia in 1963 and has been in his current position with the country of his birth since 2016. He is relatively unusual for a manager in that, as a player, he was a goalkeeper. Only a handful of stoppers have gone on to manage at the very highest level, with most going on to pursue strictly coaching roles - for this Cherchesov should be given credit.

Cherchesov began his career with Spartak Ordzhonikidze in 1982. Here, at the tender age of just 17, he was handed his first professional contract. He made his debut later on in the same year and would go on to make 14 more appearances in a two year spell with his local club. Based on his fantastic performances between the sticks from such a young age, he was scouted by arguably the biggest club in Russia, Spartak Moscow. Spartak made an official bid for his services in 1984 which was duly accepted by Cherchesov's parent club. It is said that Spartak were particularly fond of the way Cherchesov commanded his area and inspired confidence in the back four which defended his goal. These leadership qualities have stood him in very good stead for the rest of his career.

For Spartak Moscow, Cherchesov was used mainly as a reserve goalkeeper and he made just 13 appearances in a three season spell. While it transpired that the young goalkeeper would make a return to the club a few years later, his first stint with them was a relatively unhappy one. This is perhaps the reason that he favoured a move to Lokomotiv Moscow, Spartak's cross-city rivals, in 1988. In his one and only season with Lokomotiv, Cherchesov was able to truly nail down a first-team spot for the first time in his career, he made 30 appearances and kept a number of clean-sheets.

He then returned for the second of four spells with Spartak Moscow. At this point in his career, Cherchesov was becoming a regular player for the Russian national team so it is unsurprising Spartak Moscow had changed their minds on the young goalkeeper. In five years, from 1988 to 1993, Cherchesov played 121 times in the league before moving to Dynamo Drseden in 1993. He stayed with Dresden for two years, during which he played between the sticks for Russia at the 1994 World Cup in the United States. Towards the end of his time with Dynamo Dresden, Cherchesov returned for a second time to Spartak Moscow - this time on loan.

After falling out of favour with the boss at Dresden, Cherchesov elected to move to Tirol Innsbruck where he would spend probably the happiest years of his career. Over six seasons, Cherchesov played 182 time and he also appeared for his nation at the 1996 European Championships in England.

He returned to Spartak Moscow for a fourth and final stint in 2002, playing eight times before hanging up his gloves at the end of the season.

After retiring, Cherchesov managed eight club sides before being appointed Russia manager in 2016. His reign started terribly, with some stating that this was the worst Russia side in a generation - not what they needed with a showpiece international tournament on home soil on the horizon. However, as Russia 2018 started, the fruits of Cherchesov's labour were recognised. The host nation reached the quarter-finals, beating Spain along the way, in what was considered a fantastic run.