Igor Kriushenko has taken temporary command of Belarus, the position having been vacant since Aleksandr Khatskevich’s departure in December 2016.
The 53-year-old will coach the national team in tandem with Torpedo Zhodino, the team he led to Belarusian Cup success in 2016. Kriushenko made his name as a coach by leading BATE Borisov to national title successes in 2006 and 2007 – and a Belarusian Cup in 2006. A league runner-up with hometown club Dinamo Minsk in 2008, he later steered Sibir Novosibirsk to the 2010 Russian Cup final and the UEFA Europa League play-offs.
Belarus are second from bottom in Group A in the European Qualifiers having taken two points from four games. Khatskevich stepped aside having set a target of seven points and a place in the top three following those fixtures.