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Ogay Ends His Second Tenure at Tobol Kostanay

Ogay Ends His Second Tenure at Tobol Kostanay
Dmitry Ogay at the press conference (Photo credit: Tobol Kostanay Press Office)

After elimination from the Kazakshtan Cup, Tobol Kostanay and their manager Dmitry Ogay decided to part ways. The manager's deal lasted just five months before the sides terminated the deal 'by mutual consent'.

In the midweek Kazakhstan Cup action, Tobol Kostanay lost on penalties against second-tier side Kyzyl-Zhar SK in the Round of 16, which proved to be a trigger for Ogay's departure.

The 55-year-old has resigned on Thursday to become the second manager in Kazakhstan Premier League to leave his job in the 2016 campaign.

Earlier, the Russian coach Alexandr Borodyuk has left Kairat Almaty following the team's poor run of form. He has been replaced by the Georgian Kakhaber Tskhadadze.

Tobol haven't announced Ogay successor's name yet. Ahead of their next league game against FC Taraz at home, they are fifth in the KPL table, having an 11-point gap on the league leaders FC Astana.

Former Kairat Almaty and Pakhtakor Tashkent player, Dmitry Ogay is the one of the most successful and well-respected managers in Kazakhstan football.

He started his remarkable coaching career with claiming a runners-up finish (2000) and the bronze medals (2001) at Yesil Petropavl (today's Kyzyl-Zhar SK, ironically) before guiding Irtysh Pavlodar to two league titles (2002 and 2003).

Ogay maintained his brand later when he joined Tobol to become their longest-serving and most prolific manager in their modern history despite failing to win the league on numerous occasions.

In Ogay's first Kostanay spell (2005-2009), Tobol had won the UEFA Intertoto Cup and Kazakhstan Cup (both in 2007), became three-time runners-up (2005, 2007, 2008) and won the bronze medals (2006).

His second arrival at the club in December 2015 seemed to be promising but something's gone wrong as Tobol couldn't build on their good start to the season.

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