MOSCOW – Ruud Gullit will be coaching a small Russian soccer team in the formerly war-torn province of Chechnya.
The team Terek Grozny said on its website Tuesday that the Dutch soccer great has agreed to an 18-month contract.
Gullit was fired as coach of the Los Angeles Galaxy in MLS three years ago. He also has managed Chelsea, Newcastle and Feyenoord and was a World Cup commentator for ESPN last year. The Russian national team is coached by Dutchman Dick Advocaat.
Terek finished 12th this season in the Russian Premier League. Club President Ramzan Kadyrov has given Gullit a target of a top-eight finish next season. Kadyrov is also president of the province.
The Russian Premier League season is switching from a summer to winter season.