Football coach Viktor Goncharenko: biography
Goncharenko Viktor Mikhailovich - in the past, a well-known Belarusian football player, today - the head coach of the CSKA Moscow.
Player Career and Severe Injury
Viktor Goncharenko started his playing career in 1995 in Belarus. He played 3 seasons in the local championship, but the footballer gained fame by joining the national champion, BATE. His career as a talented defender developed rapidly, but at the age of 25 he was forced to complete performances after a banal injury received in training. Doctors diagnosed in Viktor the rupture of the ligament of the knee joint. The damage turned out to be serious and incompatible with the ability to play football.
Viktor Goncharenko - BATE trainer
The former defender became the youngest coach in the post-Soviet space. He headed the youth team of the club from Borisov at the age of 27. Later, the young specialist received a Pro license and in 2007 became the head coach of his native BATE.
In 2008, Viktor Goncharenko became the youngest manager, leading his team to the Champions League match. The strongest European teams (“Juventus”, “Real” and “Zenith”) got into the group of Borisov players. The team of Viktor Goncharenko could not only provide decent resistance to more eminent opponents, but took away points from all representatives of the quartet. The Spanish and Italian teams predictably left the group that year, but the successes of BATE and its head coach were noted at the highest level in Belarus. Goncharenko became the coach of the year in his country, and according to the International Federation of Football Statistics, he was ranked 17th among the best club coaches in the world.
The next season, the team from Borisov was left without the Champions League, instead of it the Bulgarian Litex went there. Nevertheless, the credibility of his own pupil was so great that resignation was out of the question. Moreover, in the domestic championship "BATE" still dominated over its rivals.
Rumors and reality
The success of the Belarusian specialist could not go unnoticed,and in the press more and more it was possible to meet such headlines: “Viktor Goncharenko - the coach of Kuban”, “Goncharenko - the main contender for the CSKA coaching chair”, “Goncharenko and the Carpathians signed a preliminary agreement”, etc.
However, despite the rumors, Goncharenko continued to lead the Belarusian team, and in 2010 he created a new sensation with her. For the first time in its history, BATE overcame the group stage of the most prestigious European tournament and reached the 1/16 finals. Fate was no longer favorable to the Belarusians and the French PSG was prepared by them as an opponent in the playoffs. It should be noted that in the next round, the Parisians passed only thanks to an away goal. The following year, BATE again found itself in the Champions League group stage. Opponents of the Belarusian team were the regulars of the prestigious tournament and the leaders of European football: Barcelona, Milan and Czech champion Victoria. During the coaching work of Viktor Goncharenko, “BATE” managed to try in the Europa League, where he failed to overcome the group stage.
The Krasnodar Kuban became the first club in the Russian stage of coaching career.Viktor Goncharenko and here made a small miracle, moving the eternal middle peasant of the Premier League to fifth place (the gap from second place giving the right to be classified into the Champions League was just one point). Against this background, the decision of the Kuban management to send the coach into resignation with the wording “it is not hard enough communicating with the team players” looked very strange.
Viktor Goncharenko, CSKA and Slutsk
Transit through the "Ural" specialist eventually turned out to be in Moscow "CSKA". In the camp of the “army”, he got under the patronage of the head coach, Leonid Slutsky, was to become his assistant. After the championship season 2015-2016, Viktor Goncharenko decided to re-engage on his own coaching work and headed Ufa. Under the leadership of the Belarusian mentor, the club showed a confident game in the championship and in the national cup.
Since December 2016, Viktor Goncharenko has been the coach of CSKA. He returned to the Moscow team only six months after leaving in connection with the resignation of Leonid Slutsky.