MOSCOW: Russian Premier League club Anzhi Makhachkala named Yuri Krasnozhan, who was fired by Lokomotiv Moscow earlier this year, as their new coach on Tuesday.
The 48-year-old replaces Brazilian Roberto Carlos and Andrei Gordeyev, who were named joined caretaker coaches in September after Anzhi sacked their long-serving boss Gadzhi Gadzhiyev.
“Today, the board of directors had appointed Yuri Krasnozhan as head coach of Anzhi Makhachkala,” the wealthy club from the volatile North Caucasus region said on their website (www.fa-anji.ru).
Krasnozhan was sacked by Lokomotiv in June despite the club being among the Russian league leaders at the time. They said he had been fired for “negligence in his job”.
Anzhi, bankrolled by Russian billionaire Suleiman Kerimov, had been linked with several high-profile coaches including England manager Fabio Capello, Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho and former Russia coach Guus Hiddink. – Reuters
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