The parole of Alexander Kokorin and Pavel Mamaev has become one of the main football news this fall in Russia. However, the answer to the question of what kind of career scenario awaits the players after the termination of the terms of imprisonment is still relevant. The existing contracts with Zenit and Krasnodar are still in force. Nevertheless, more and more information appears in the press about the termination of the current agreements of football players with clubs.
On September 17, the main defendants in the criminal case on the beating of an official, Denis Pak, are to be released. On this day, by a court decision, Zenit striker Alexander Kokorin and Krasnodar midfielder Pavel Mamaev are to officially leave the correctional colony IK-4 in Alekseevka, Belgorod Region.
This verdict was upheld by the Deputy Director of the Federal Penitentiary Service Valery Maksimenko. “Thanks to them, sports grounds, horizontal bars, crossbars, bars are being created all over the country in the pre-trial detention center, sports equipment is purchased, more than half of the prisoners,“ who used to just sit and smoke, thanks to the football players began to lead a healthy lifestyle, ” minor violations and more discipline, ”the civil servant concluded.
Nevertheless, the further fate of the players remains in limbo. If in the case of Kokorin, the St. Petersburg Zenit has repeatedly stated that it intends to keep the player in the team after the conclusion of the conclusion, then Krasnodar, which owns the rights to the 30-year-old Mamaev, wants to terminate the current contract with the player. As a reminder, the current player agreement is calculated until December 31, 2019.
Regarding the situation with the Zenit striker, the blue-white-blue management noted that they are striving in every possible way to retain the 28-year-old ex-striker of the Russian national team. In particular, the head coach of the team Sergei Semak said: Zenit will not be able to continue to monitor Kokorin’s health after the end of the contract. But I would be glad to have him return to the team. I would like him to return to training with us as soon as possible and sign a new contract. “
At the same time, the situation with Pavel Mamaev does not look so optimistic. Recently, information appeared that the issue of forced termination of the contract with a football player will be dealt with in the dispute resolution chamber of the Russian Football Union.
“We will determine the exact date after September 17, when the decision on parole will come into force and the defendant in this case will be free. Then we can notify him and determine the exact date. Approximate dates? The end of September, ”said the chairman of the chamber Viktor Berezov.
Galitsky VS Mamaev
The owner of Krasnodar made it clear in one of his interviews back in the spring that the interaction between Krasnodar and Mamaev was over. “We had our own reasons to terminate the contract with Mamaev. We have filed an application with the Dispute Resolution Chamber. I personally made this decision. That’s all I can say. I don’t want to influence the fate of Paul with my own words, ”said the leader.
However, the footballer himself denies the desire of the owner of the Krasnodar club, Sergei Galitsky, to end cooperation with him. Last week, Mamaev said: Krasnodar had the right to break the contract, but they canceled their decision at the moment, I don’t know why. Again, I say that everything will be decided when we leave, ”Mamaev said in an interview with the radio station“ Moscow speaking ”.
Samara or Grozny?
Recently it became known that Samara is interested in the acquisition of the former midfielder of the national team. Local Krylya Sovetov are ready to offer the footballer a contract until the end of the current season with the possibility of extending it for one more year.
It is noted that this option is possible if Krasnodar breaks the current agreement with the player. At the same time, the Samarans have not yet contacted representatives of the 30-year-old midfielder. Several other Russian Premier League clubs, including Ural and Akhmat, have expressed interest in Mamaev.
The Grozny club has shown that it can restart the careers of footballers. The signing of a contract with ex-Spartak midfielder Denis Glushakov after a loud scandal clearly demonstrated this. From this point of view, the option of inviting the bulls midfielder looks quite realistic.
Kokorin to boot?
The honorary president of Grozny residents, Ramzan Kadyrov, has repeatedly stated that he is ready to consider the issue of signing not only Mamaev, but also Kokorin. “I consulted with the management of the Akhmat football club, we are ready for any outcome of the criminal case, when Alexander Kokorin and Pavel Mamaev are free, even if this happens tomorrow or after a long time, to employ them in our team,” he said.
In the meantime, both players have to spend three more days in the penal colony. On September 17, a new stage will begin in their lives. And how the future career of the once main players of the Russian national team will turn out depends solely on their desire to return to the big game again.