Russian boss Slutsky essentially resigns following EURO elimination

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Just minutes after being eliminated from EURO 2016, Leonid Slutsky has hinted that he will resign from his position as manager of the Russian national team.

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Russia finished at the bottom of Group B with just one point from three matches and were embarrassed in their final match, a 3-0 loss to Wales.

Speaking in his post-match press conference, Slutsky said it was time a new man took charge.

Slutsky was appointed in 2015 and won his first five matches in charge of the Russian side. However, a poor showing on the world stage seems to have ended his tenure.

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Russia was awarded the 2018 World Cup in December of 2010. Since that time, they have appeared in three major tournaments, two European Championships and a World Cup. They have compiled a record of W1, D4, L4 in those competitions, failing to advance out of their group each time.

With a country that has high hopes of impressing as the World Cup hosts in two years time, there is still plenty of work to be done to make Russia a competitive side able to make a deep tournament run.