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Gullit's predicament

sports Updated: Jun 14, 2011 22:32 IST
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Former World Player of the Year Ruud Gullit is more interested in bars and discos than getting to grips with Terek Grozny’s poor league position and has one game to save his job as coach, the team said.

The Dutchman, who signed on at the Chechen team at the start of the year, was told on the Russian Premier League club’s website that he would be fired if they did not win on Tuesday at Ankar Perm.

The leader of Russia’s volatile, Muslim Chechnya region, Ramzan Kadyrov, is the president of Terek, who languish 14th in the 16-team league.

“Today we must acknowledge that Gullit has not justified the hopes of the club’s leadership,” the statement said, adding that he refused to accept any blame for poor performances.

Instead of rolling up his sleeves and working to improve the team’s league position, Gullit was “thinking about bars and discotheques,” it added.

Busy months ahead
Arsenal Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis has promised a busy few months in the transfer market with the club keen to bolster their squad after what he said had been a profoundly disappointing season.

“It is going to be an active summer. I expect to be busy and Arsene (Wenger) expects to be busy,” Gazidis told a meeting of the Arsenal Supporters Trust.