Always refreshingly honest and open, Alexander’s interview is a must read for Gymnastics fans.
Brazil should do everything they can to convince him to stay.
Rewriting Russian Gymnastics:
Q: Is it true that right after the Games you will stop working with the Brazilian team and return to the US?
A: Where else would I go? Staying in Brazil wouldn’t make sense, right now there’s a complicated political situation here, a financial crisis, impossible to predict who’ll be the next president and how the situation will change.
Q: And when you return to the US, will you continue coaching?
A: First, I’ll have some rest, then I’ll think about it hard. I’ll look into all the offers, which, I hope, will arrive, and think about all the pros and cons.
Q: What if you are offered a job in Russia again?
A: Are you kidding? Who do you think would offer me a job there?