Vladimir Latunov's first year of management in his homeland of Russia had started poorly but ended superbly as he led FC Ural Yekaterinburg to the best league finish in its history. But the hard work began now as he looked to strengthen to challenge perennial champions Zenit St Petersburg.
Vladimir Latunov's first season managing in his Motherland hadn't exactly started superbly as a stuttering campaign saw his Ural Yekaterinburg side languishing eighth in the Russian Premier League.
After 20 years of football management, Vladimir Latunov had successfully collected national titles in Poland, Turkey, Hungary, Czech Republic, Croatia, Romania, Ukraine, Slovakia, Serbia, Slovenia, Belarus and, most recently, Bulgaria. All that meant just one country remained on his Soviet Surge. The Motherland. Russia.
Vladimir Latunov's 20th season as a Football Manager had seen him mount a serious title challenge with CSKA-Sofia. His second season in Bulgaria saw his side lead perennial champions Ludogorets by eight points with 12 games remaining - and having beaten their biggest rivals twice.
Half a season in Bulgaria had seen Vladimir Latunov spark a major upturn in CSKA-Sofia's fortunes, taking them from eighth to finishing fourth in the summer of 2039. However, plenty more work was ahead as he looked to bridge the gap to the top three and Ludogorets, who'd won the last 14 titles!
Fresh from wrapping up an 11th national title, Russian manager Vladimir Latunov was back on the move in December 2038. He moved from Belarus to Bulgaria as he swiftly took the reins at CSKA Sofia and didn't waste any time stamping his authority on his new club.
Russian manager Vladimir Latunov had worked wonders to steer Torpedo Zhodinov clear of relegation, only for them to promptly sack him when he began looking elsewhere! However, he soon gained an upgrade when he took the reigns at divisional rivals Dinamo Minsk.
Fresh from wrapping up a 10th top tier title in Eastern Europe with Slovenian side NK Celje, Russian manager was back on the move in his Soviet Surge. His 12th club in 11 countries took him to Belarus with Torpedo Zhodino.
Russian manager Vladimir Latunov had overseen an impressive turn in fortunes for his new club NK Celje. The Slovenian side finished just outside the relegation zone in the 2035/36 campaign, but sat top of the league unbeaten mid-way through the current season.