Two-time Olympic champion, state Duma Deputy Vyacheslav Fetisov hopes that Igor Larionov, was appointed Advisor to the chief of staff of Russian national team on hockey will not put pressure on young athletes whom he would advise.
Federation of hockey of Russia (FHR) on Tuesday announced that two-time Olympic champion and three-time Stanley Cup winner 58-year-old Larionov became the adviser to the head of staff of Russian national team on hockey Roman Rotenberg. Responsibilities Larionov will work with teams from Russia, of all ages, as well as the implementation and development of the national programme of preparation of hockey players of “Red car”.
“It is huge. I hope that it will help the young guys understand what is happening in the world hockey… I Hope that the mentality of the match, and Igor Nikolaevich enough experience and wisdom to his authority did not prevail over those of the children, whom he will advise,” – said Fetisov told reporters.
He called the appointment of Larionov “an interesting fact” and added that the new adviser to the head of staff of Russian national team “consciously made this decision”.