Samvel Babayan to become the head coach of Navbahor football club
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) – Samvel Babayan will become the head coach of Navbahor football club.
The press service of the club reported that he will take up his duties in 2022, replacing Viktor Jalilov in this post. Now Babayan works at Navbahor as a coach-consultant.
According to Sputnik, in January 2018, the Football Association of Uzbekistan suspended Babayan from any football activity for life. It was noted that while working at Pakhtakor, he illegally made changes to the players' contracts.
But in February 2019, Babayan unexpectedly became an advisor to the president of Lokomotiv Tashkent, and in June 2019, he became head coach of the club.
Uzbekistan Football Association said that the lifelong disqualification from Babayan was removed on 1 February 2018.
In December 2019, Babayan became the head of the Chinese football team Chanchung Yatay. He worked in this club until October 2020.