CSKA appointed a new head coach
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CSKA appointed a new head coach

On Wednesday, the Supervisory Board of PHC CSKA LLC met to summarize the team's performance in the 2023/24 season. The meeting resulted in a decision not to extend the three-year contract with current CSKA head coach Sergei Fedorov, which expires on April 30, 2024. Starting from the 2024/25 season, CSKA will be headed by Ilya Vorobiev.

Vorobiev has played professionally as a player in the Russian and European championships. Ilya Petrovich Vorobiev started his coaching career in 2011. At the club level, he coached Metallurg Magnitogorsk and SKA St. Petersburg. Vorobiev won the Gagarin Cup twice with Metallurg: in 2014 as an assistant coach, in 2016 as the head coach of the team, twice reached the tournament finals. In addition, he worked for the Russian national team. Vorobiev won the 2018 Olympics as a member of the national team staff and won World Championship bronze medals as head coach in 2019. 

Ilya Petrovich has extensive coaching experience, as evidenced by his successful work in the national and Olympic teams of Russia and at the club level in the Kontinental Hockey League championship.  He is also very familiar with the CSKA team as he played twice in the Gagarin Cup final series against the CSKA club, in one of those finals he was victorious and won gold medals.

In 2018, the coach was awarded the Order of Friendship.

Ilya Vorobiev's invaluable experience will allow CSKA to continue the glorious winning traditions of the club.