PETER Leven is keeping calm as he stands on the verge of helping to make history this weekend.

The former Oxford United midfielder is assistant coach at Dynamo Brest, who are five points clear in Belarus’s Premier League with two games remaining.

A win at home to FC Vitebsk on Sunday would wrap up the title for a club whose best finish – third – came in 1992.

The only side who can catch them are BATE Borisov, who have won the last 13 titles.

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In that context, Leven believes if Brest could finish the job it would be an even bigger shock than Leicester City’s Premier League title in 2015/16.

Speaking to the Oxford Mail from Belarus, he said: “I think it would probably be more than that.

“We’ve been under pressure since the first day of pre-season, so this week is no different.”

Leven headed east 18 months ago, but the gamble, which has seen the Scot leave his family in Newcastle, looks set to pay off.

He said: “I never won a trophy as a player.

“As a coach the Belarusian Super Cup win (in March) was great but it’s a one-off match.

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“The league is 30 matches and we’ve been top since day one. It would be up there as the best moment.

“I think I’m the first Scottish coach to work in Belarus and I could help win the league.

“If we do then we’re in the Champions League qualifiers, so it’s massive.”

What happens next is up for debate.

“My idea was to come away, learn and go back to England,” he said.

“It’s the best country in the world for football.

“I would like to come back at some point, but I don’t know when.

“I was confident as a player in my ability and now as a coach I have the same confidence.

“So many good coaches out there don’t have a job.

“It’s just about keeping learning, keep doing well and getting your name out there.”