“If talking about a contract signed with Nikolic is true, then this is extremely illogical. The team comes in second place, has excellent chances to keep it. Why change the head coach before the decisive stretch? Semin knows the capabilities of the current Lokomotiv like no other. I hope that until the end of the championship there will be no coaching changes. And if Lokomotiv finishes second, then Semin should definitely stay. A coach needs to be judged by the result, ”Bilyaletdinov said in an interview with Soviet Sport.

Yuri Syomin’s contract with Lokomotiv expires on May 31. It is expected that the club will not renew the contract with a 72-year-old specialist.

Earlier it was reported that Barinov extended the contract with Lokomotiv with a salary of up to € 1.5 million per year.