Alexander Krylov resigned as chairman of the board of directors of Omsk Avangard
His place will be taken by Anton Kuryanov, who previously served as the general manager of the hockey club.
Alexander Krylov left the post of chairman of the board of directors of Omsk Avangard, a message about this appeared on the official website of the hockey club
Krylov became the head of Avangard in March 2018 and over the next five clubs won the Gagarin Cup, reached the KHL final once, and in 2022 a new Arena opened in Omsk, designed for 12,000 residents.
In his farewell address to the club, fans and all Omsk residents, Alexander Krylov wrote that Avangard managed to erase all the stereotypes of how a hockey club's marketing should be, and now many look up to the experience of Omsk residents.
But according to Krylov, the moment has come when he needs to focus on his business projects, and he can no longer pay due attention to Avangard.
It is already known that Anton Kuryanov, who previously served as the general manager of HC, will take Krylov's place.
“Today the day has come when the club should be in the hands of a person who has all the necessary sports competencies, who lives for hockey and is ready to take responsibility for his work - and this is Anton Kuryanov. Now he will lead the Avangard behind him, as he once successfully did on the ice, ”wrote Krylov leaving his post.
Earlier, Moskovsky Komsomolets in Omsk reported that Mikhail Kravets will remain the head coach of Avangard in the next season of the KHL.