By George Da Silva – National Teams of Ice Hockey

During the last two years Andrei Nazarov was coaching the Kazakhstan national team &  KHL club Barys Astana. A bad start to the season with both teams now has consequences.

On Tuesday Barys Astana decided that Nazarov and the entire coaching staff were let go due to unsatisfactory results.

KHL News reports he also out as the head coach of the Kazakhstan national team.

From the Barys website, a statement from the coach (translated):

“Thanks to the hockey players of the club and the national team for the professional work. This work was unfolding on a difficult stage in the life of hockey in Kazakhstan, took place when the change of generations. Unfortunately, in the qualifying Olympic tournament, and at the World Championships in Moscow in the KHL playoffs for solving the main tasks every time we did not have just a half points. Let’s hope that the next headquarters will be able to solve these problems. Also, from the pages of the popular portal would like to thank the leadership of Kazakh hockey, all reporters and all the fans of the Republic of Kazakhstan for sincere support. All together we have done a lot to make and «Barys», and hockey team advanced to the continent, gained more popularity, including in the media of Kazakhstan and Russia. I am convinced that all of this work together will not leave in the sand. Thanks to all”