Football: Kuban appoint Munteanu as head coach

Russian Premier League club Kuban Krasnodar announced on Wednesday the appointment of Romanian Dorinel Munteanu as their new head coach.

The 45-year-old takes over from Igor Osinkin, named as caretaker manager following the departure of Leonid Kuchuk to Lokomotiv Moscow.

Last December Munteanu took over Saransk, but failed to save them from relegation from the top flight.

Kuban, who finished a club-highest fifth under Kuchuk last season to qualify for the Europa League, are currently fourth with seven points after three matches.

Munteanu's first game in charge is Sunday's clash with league leaders Spartak Moscow.