The SKA Board of Directors has approved changes to the management group of the team.
Alexei Kudashov will be the head coach in the 2019/2020 season. Previously, he was responsible for how the team played in attack. Anvar Gatiyatulin will continue to organise the play in the defensive zone. Igor Efimov joins the coaching staff, who is familiar with the club's system and will also be responsible for the training process during the international breaks.
Ilya Vorobyov, the head coach in the 2018/2019 campaign, leaves SKA. HC SKA thanks Ilya for his time in Saint Petersburg, wishing him luck for the future.
SKA management group for the new season:
Roman Rotenberg - leader of the management group
Andrei Tochitsky - general director
Alexei Kudashov - head coach
Anvar Gatiyatulin - coach
Igor Efimov - coach
Rashit Davydov - goalkeeper coach
Marko Torenius - individual goalkeeper coach
Yury Zhdanov - physical training coach
Denis Korotyshev - individual physical training coach
Lars Johansson - methodist coach
Daniel Bochner - player development coach
Pyotr Vorobyov - deputy general director for training young players
- The job of the head coach comes with the highest responsibility, especially in a club like SKA. I would like to thank the management for their trust, we have a lot of work ahead of us. We have the highest targets - it has to be this way in SKA. Among the coaches there is full mutual understanding, everyone knows their personal and overall responsibility for the results. At the moment, our main goal is to get the team ready for the new season. I'm sure that there won't be any problems with adaptation, here all of us are professionals. It will be a serious pre-season. We will be very happy to see our fans both at pre-season games, and at matches of the KHL championship. Without doubt, SKA will do everything in order to make the supporters happy with positive results.