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Sergei Perednya: FK Tom Tomsk New Manager at Critical Time

KHIMKI, MOS - AUGUST 20:  Keisuke Honda of FC CSKA Moscow in action during the Premier League between CSKA Moscow and FK Tom Tomsk  at Arena Khimki on August 20, 2011 in Khimki, Russia.  (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)
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Roberto Alvarez-GallosoChief Writer ISeptember 23, 2011

Sergei Perednya was appointed as new manager for FK Tom Tomsk.

Perednya replaces Valeri Nepomniachi who resigned after FK Tom Tomsk entered the relegation zone of the Russian Premier League.

Perednya once played for Tomsk from 2000 to 2004 and scored 28 goals for the team. Perednya also worked as an assistant for FC Volga Nizhny Novogorod (the runner ups in the last Russian Premier League season).

Perednya has to resolve many difficulties facing FC Tom Tomsk and himself. Perednya does not have a UEFA Coaching License which is one of the primary problems to overcome.

Perednya also has to coach FC Tom Tomsk within the remaining six matches of the season without incident. Perednya will then have to steer FC Tom Tomsk within the additional set of matches that occur in the divisions of the Russian Premier League.

Perednya also has to avoid the fifth place slot in the club's Russian Premier League season. The reason is so that FC Tom Tomsk can be free of the relegation zone.

It remains to be seen whether that is possible, especially when Tomsk is in 14th place in the 2011 Russian Premier League table with 20 points. I am not sure if this is possible.

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