Russia coach Yuri Syomin has quit after his team’s failure to qualify for the World Cup finals.

Syomin, 58, announced his resignation after meeting Russian football chief Vitaly Mutko.

“I’m more of a club coach,” said Syomin.

According to reports in the Russian media he has been offered a contract by Dynamo Moscow who fired their Brazilian coach Ivo Wortman on Monday following a string of poor results.

Syomin took over from Georgy Yartsev as national team coach midway through the qualifying campaign but was unable to lead his country to Germany.