After a horrendous start to the season in which they have only a single victory in the first six matches Lokomotiv Moskva as relinquished Rashid Rakhimov of his duties and appointed Vladimir Maminov as the caretaker manager.
After sixteen seasons patrolling the midfield of Lokomotiv, few understand the inner-workings of the clubs and its rich tradition as well as he. In choosing Mr. Maminov, Lokomotiv management have wisely decided to go forward with someone who can have an immediate impact in solidifying the club. In speaking to the press the new manager, use to the leadership duties of the club, urged patience as they formulate their plans for the upcoming derby against Spartak.
It is widely speculated that the club will try to lure Yuri Semin back to the fold from Dynamo Kiev or Valery Gazzaev who retired from CSKA Moskva last season.