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