Samvel Babayan appointed head coach of FC Lokomotiv Tashkent 

Lokomotiv Tashkent club held a meeting after the team was defeated by Dinamo (at a score of 1:2) in the 12th round of the Super League in Samarkand. During this meeting, the team's new coach has been introduced.

Samvel Babayan, who has been working as an advisor in the team to date, has been appointed head coach of Lokomotiv. Andrei Fyodorov, who ensured championship in the national tournament last year, was dismissed due to poor results.

Samvel Babayan has served as the manager of Navbakhor, head coach of Pakhtakor and the national team of Uzbekistan. Babayan, who let his preferred footballers play in the 2018 World Cup qualifier, was subject to severe objections of fans. After the match against South Korea, he has not responded to questions from his latest press conference.

Babayan was disqualified from football for a lifetime as he changed the documents of players and put his interests ahead of the national team. But later it became known that Babayan's disqualification was canceled in two weeks after its announcement.