After Spartak Moscow is also going to Zenit with Roberto Mancini for an Italian coach.
Next season, competing in two Italian coaches for the championship title in the Russian Premier League. This year won Massimo Carrera the championship with the popular volksclub Spartak Moscow, later he gets the highest price a challenger from their own country. At Zenit is the Romanian Mircea Lucescu after one year thanks for services rendered, after a disappointing third place, and the disappointing European results.
With Roberto Mancini gets Zenit for the second time an Italian trainer. From 2010 to 2014 carried out Luciano Spalletti, by Nicolas Lombaerts is still the best trainer with whom he ever worked, Zenit to two titles and one bekerwinst.
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Mancini (52) remained as coach last season on the side. Last season he could not find in the plans of the new owners of The club, and stepped on even before the season began. Previously trained the former winger, who with Sampdoria and Lazio was successful, Fiorentina, Lazio, Manchester City and Galatasaray.
The man behind Mancini’s arrival, the new president of Zenit, Sergey Fursenko, who after seven years returns to his old club. Fursenko was from 2005 to 2010, successively, CEO and president of Zenith, and the man who in 2007 Lombaerts to the press suggested, before to get started in the Russian federation. In its wake will also Konstantin Sarsaniya back, from 2006 to 2010 sporty person in charge at the club and now back to work as a sports director.
In mid-June, the first graders in Russia already started and the championship begins in mid-July, with the eye at the world cup over a year.