Under 21 Soccer: Minasyan takes U21 role

Aug 10 2004

Minasyan takes U21 role

Vardan Minasyan has been named coach of the Armenia Under-21 side,
just one week before the start of their UEFA European Under-21
Championship qualifying campaign.

Rapid rise
Injury brought Minasyan’s playing career to an end last season,
whereupon he took an assistant coaching role at FC Pyunik. Before the
start of this season Minasyan took charge of the Armenia U19s, before
subsequently being asked to replace Mihai Stoichita as head coach at

New challenge
A man in demand, Minasyan will now combine his job at Pyunik with his
U21 duties. Armenia’s qualifying campaign starts on 18 August away to
F.Y.R. Macedonia. Finland, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic,
Romania and Andorra are their other Group 1 opponents.