Friday, 21st January 2011 

Ruud Gullit has admitted that his move to Russian Premier League side Terek Grozny took him by surprise and left him "stunned". The Dutch legend has signed an 18-month deal with Terek that has left the football world wondering why he has chosen Russia as the scene for his return to management.

"Obviously, I could never have possibly imagined one day ending up in the Caucasus", said Gullit, whose last job was as coach of MLS side Los Angeles Galaxy.

"Terek’s phone call stunned me, but life is full of surprises", explained the Dutchman to Sovetsky Sport.

"The only thing that concerns me at this point is the language barrier."

Gullit also confirmed that Terek’s big plans for the future were what won him over and he expects to have money to spend as his pushes the side towards European competition.

"I wanted to work in European football and Terek is setting itself the goal of playing in European cups. I was also led to believe the club has the opportunity to strengthen the squad, and they think that my presence will help them attract strong players."


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