The European soccer governing body fined the Russian club FC Krasnodar 50,000 euros concerning the status of the club’s head coach, Murad Musayev, who worked over the last year without the right license.

Success to Downfall?

Staying out of the spotlight might have been a better idea—but Musayev decided to try and hide in plain sight—leading the team to Champions League for the first time.

Musayev was ordered by UEFA to stay away from coaching positions at any UEFA sponsored matches or competitions.

The Details of the Suspension

Musayev must now wait an entire calendar year before he takes the UEFA Pro license course, making him then eligible to coach (for real, this time).

UEFA said the fine imposed to FC Krasnodar was due to violation of the general codes of conduct. UEFA also banned him from his trench.

In April 2018, Musayev took over as head coach, however, going about it without his UEFA Pro license meant that on paper, he was only the senior coach with other staff, regardless of being widely found and assumed to be the one in charge in the course of games.

During the last season, Krasnodar came third and it started its Champions League campaign in August during the Third qualifying round in the Russian League. Murad Musayev team qualified to Europa League round of 16 knocking out Bayer Leverkusen, losing to Valencia over a 3-2 final score.