Last Updated: Wed, 09 May 2012 12:40
Pavel Pogrebnyak says Russian football officials should consider Fulham boss Martin Jol when they appoint a new coach after Euro 2012.
Dick Advocaat will quit as Russia coach and has agreed to join PSV Eindhoven after the tournament this summer, leaving a vacancy that Pogrebnyak could be ideal for his club manager Jol.
The 28-year-old ex-VFB Stuttgart striker has blossomed under Jol since he arrived at Fulham in January and believes the appointment of another Dutchman could similarly revive Russia's fortunes at international level.
He said: "I agree with [Andriy] Arshavin, who is backing a foreign coach. For example Spalletti, who won the last two Russian championships with Zenit. Basically, I'm not against Spalletti taking over the [national] team, but I want to see our team coach Martin Jol - my coach at Fulham.
"In principle, I understand why Advocaat is going. He wanted to sign a new contract before the European Championships, and the RFU, in turn, wanted to wait until after the tournament."
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