Russia boss Slutsky hints at departure following Euro 2016 exit

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The 45-year-old coach has apologised to his nation's supporters and has called for a new manager to take over after they bowed out of the Euros in disastrous fashion

Leonid Slutsky has apologised following Russia's disastrous Euro 2016 campaign and has called for a new manager to take over.

Aaron Ramsey, Neil Taylor and Gareth Bale all found the net as Wales destroyed Russia 3-0 in Toulouse on Monday.

Russia's painful defeat at the hands of Wales summed up their sorry efforts in France, finishing bottom of Group B with a solitary point from the 1-1 draw with England in their opening game.

And, speaking after the match, Slutsky - whose contract is due to expire this month - has hinted that Russia would benefit from a new man at the helm heading into their home World Cup in 2018.

"I want to apologise for the performance we put on tonight," he said.

"The fans don't deserve what we showed tonight. I take the blame.

"After a tournament like this you need someone else in charge.

"We tried to give the best that we are capable of, but unfortunately my level was insufficient."

Slutsky was appointed as Fabio Capello's successor on a short-term deal in August 2015, combining the role with his club duties at CSKA Moscow.

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