One of Russian football’s most important figures, Vasili Berezutski, has said he would like to manage Manchester City one day, as he prepares for the next chapter in his career.
Berezutski played for 16 years with CSKA Moscow and recently worked alongside Leonid Slutski at Vitesse Arnhem as an assistant coach.
Speaking to Russian TV Channel Match Premier, as covered by Sport Express, the former Russia international said he wouldn’t be following Slutski to Rubin Kazan, as he wants to go his own way: “Me and my brother Alexei won’t join Slutski at Rubin Kazan. I will wait until the summer to get my pro -icence. If possible, I want to become a head coach. It seems more interesting to me than becoming an assistant.”
He added about his next step: “To get to CSKA, you need an offer. I generally want to manage Manchester City. Or in Miami… But first you need to get an offer. We can talk about anything, but so far there is no offer.”
The 37 year old retired from playing in 2018 after making 510 appearances for CSKA Moscow. He won 18 major titles with CSKA, including the UEFA Cup in 2005.
It seems Berezutski has set his ambitions high as he looks to start his managerial career. However, it’s very likely he will have to manage in his home country before he can think about coaching clubs like Manchester City.