The youngest head trainer, Aleksey Shpilevsky, in history of Kazakh Premier League takes over FC Kairat
The Almaty-based football club announced the appointment of a 30-year-old Shpilevsky on November 25, while his contract's details are not spelled out.
FC Kairat's new head trainer Aleksey Shpilevsky becomes the youngest trainer to head the top division club of Kazakh Premier League, zakon.kz reports.
Before him, the title of the youngest trainer in history of Kazakh Premier League in the period from 10 and above matches was taken by Gregory Babayan. From January and June 2014, he served as a head trainer (33 years old). FC Astana led by Babayan played 16 matches of Kazakh Premier League, including 7 victories, 6 draws, 3 losses.
In July 2013, Babayan headed FC Astana in two matches. He started the 2018 season as the capital club's permanent trainer, then he joined Ukrainian Roman Grigorchuk's staff, and led the team as an acting trainer after Grikorchuk's temporary leave.
Interestingly, a 38-year-old Babayan wasn't the youngest trainer in Kazakh Premier League in the previous season. At the end of the season, Kairat was headed by acting trainer Andrei Karpovich, who was 37 years old and had two draws, three losses, and one victory in the Kazakhstan Cup's final match against FC Atyrau (1:0).
The age difference between Kairat's former head trainer, a 43-year-old Spanish Carlos Ferrer and Shilebsky is 13 years.