Former head coach of “Rubin” Kazan, Turkmen specialist Gurban Berdyev, in an interview with well-known TV commentator Gennadiy Orlov, spoke about why he is now out of work.
— It happens in my professional career that we raise all teams from the bottom up without exception, spending time on it. Now there are offers, but without the maximum tasks. Moreover, I want serious projects. Of course, I am ready to work” – Gurban Berdyev said.
The last match in the career of 67-year-old Gurban Berdyev is the meeting of the 30th round of the 2018/2019 RPL, which took place on May 26, 2019 in Krasnodar. “Rubin” then lost to the hosts (1: 0) and finished in the Russian championship in 11th place.
For a long time, the Turkmen specialist was the head coach of the “Rubin” football club (Kazan). In total, under his leadership, the team played 478 matches (208 wins, 140 draws, 130 losses). With “Rubin” Kazan, Gurban Berdyev won the Russian Championships in 2008 and 2009, the Russian super Cup twice (2010, 2012), took part in the Champions’ League group stage twice, managed to reach the quarter-finals of the Europa League with the team, and also won the Russian Cup in the 2011-12 season. In addition, in the 2015/16 season, Gurban Berdyev sensationally led a modest Rostov to silver in the Russian football championship.