Moscow — Ruud Gullit has left Russia after being fired as coach of Chechen club Terek Grozny, parting on good terms with the club's president and the province's leader, Ramzan Kadyrov.
Kadyrov spokesman Alvi Karimov said that Gullit and Kadyrov, who fired the Dutchman on Tuesday barely six months into his contract, met on Wednesday and "parted sincerely as friends."
Karimov said Gullit flew to Switzerland on the private jet of Bulat Chagaev, Terek's wealthy vice president who recently took over Swiss club Neuchatel Xamax.
Kadyrov fired Gullit after Terek lost at Amkar Perm in the Russian league on Tuesday. The loss left Terek in 14th place in the 16-club league.