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FC Baku signs Latvian manager Aleksandr Starkov

17 January 2011 [15:25] - TODAY.AZ
Latvian football coach Aleksandr Starkov has signed a 2.5 year contract with Azerbaijan`s FC Baku.
As a team manager Starkov made his name with Skonto FC which he brought to innumerable Latvian championships.

He also worked with Latvia national under-21 football team and in 2001 he was appointed the general manager of Latvian national team. He took over the Latvian national team after its disastrous performance in 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and led the team to its biggest success ever, qualifying for Euro 2004 with a victory over World Cup bronze medalist Turkey.

After his success as the national team coach, he joined Spartak Moscow winning the silver medal of the Russian league in 2005.


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