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Alexei Kudashov is the SKA head coach

Board of directorsIlya VorobyovAlexei Kudashov
HC SKA press-service

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

Alexei Kudashov is the SKA head 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

Alexei Kudashov:

- 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.

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