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CSKA boss names star who plays for rivals in starting XI

Leonid Slutsky is a busy man.

Not only is he constantly laughing off jokes about his name, he’s also the manager of CSKA Moscow AND Russia.

ROSTOV-ON-DON, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 17: Leonid Slutsky, head coach of Russia during the international friendly football match between Russia and Croatia at Olymp II stadium on November 17, 2015 in Rostov-on-Don, Russia.(Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)

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The former goalkeeper who, according to legend had to give up football when he injured his knee falling out of a tree while trying to rescue a neighbour’s cat, has been in charge of the national side since Fabio Capello was sacked in August.

But he retained his role as CSKA boss and, before a crucial match against Zenit St, Petersburg, announced Igo Denisov would start for his side.

The only problem?

Denisov plays for rivals Dynamo Moscow, not CSKA…

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Laughing, he said…

It would have been nice to have him for that game, though.

Leonid Slutsky

See you at the Euros, Slutsky!


 

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