Boris Vidgof: Managers can be changed, everything can be changed but Traktor. It always was and it always will be.
Traktor director comments on the first steps after his coming back to the organisation.
While you giving a speech, your voice trembled a bit. Was it because of worrying?
I have been a fan of Traktor almost for 50 years. Of course, I worried. You saw fans` reaction. They see hope, they wait for better times too. You know, managers can be changed, everything can be changed but the Traktor team. It always was and it always will be. It is my belief.
Now you have a lot of things to do. Do you have time for sleeping?
Yes, I have time for sleeping, but less than usually (smiling). But it is totally fine. It is not the first time for me and I know what to do and where everything should go.
What will be the first steps to make?
For now it is very important to analyse the contracts we have and start thinking about new ones. Today we have just 11 deals. It should be noted that we aren`t satisfied with some of them. There is a lot of work to be done. We don`t have a head coach. I can`t tell you any particular names now. I thing the fans understand everything.
Will the team be changed significantly?
Yes, for sure. Now we have 11 signed deals and there will be about 30 of them.
What can you say about head coach position?
First of all, we would like this person to be from Chelyabinsk. Last time when I said in 2010 that Traktor would compete for the Gagarin Cup, journalists made fun of it. But in the following seasons we did it. Now we want to do a lot of things, but it is important to understand whether we can come to an agreement, whether there are options. Unfortunately, now I can`t say anything about it.
Many players from here left Chelyabinsk...
It is and it always was the biggest problem, both when we qualified for Superleague and in 2010. We always put bringing back our players as our main goal. It is really difficult to get them back. There is a cotract system and we can`t forget about it. We can just negotiate, talk, there is no other way. It is a very difficult process. I have nothing to say regarding particular names now. Just for now. But we will announce it soon. I think that in the middle of May we will have a lot to say.