Anzhi accept Krasnozhan's resignation

13 February 2012 03:48

Russian Premier League side Anzhi Makhachkala confirmed on Monday they have accepted the resignation of head coach Yury Krasnozhan after less than two months at the helm.

Anzhi officials had last week denied reports that the club had decided to part company with the 48-year-old Russian manager, who took over in December.

Local press reports said that Anzhi offered Krasnozhan the post of deputy president but he refused deciding to continue his coaching career.

"I can only say that the different approach to the main principles of managing the team with the club's chiefs was the reason of my resignation," the club press service quoted Krasnozhan as saying.

Reports said that the assistant coach Andrei Gordeyev, who prepared the team for last year's domestic league matches together with Brazilian veteran Roberto Carlos, will coach Anzhi at the last pre-season training camp in Turkey.

Anzhi, founded in 1991, have enjoyed little success in Russian football until being acquired by the tycoon Suleyman Kerimov this year and going on a spending spree that landed them Cameroonian striker Samuel Eto'o and Roberto Carlos.

Anzhi are currently seventh in the Russian Premiership with 52 points from 32 matches, 13 points behind the leaders Zenit St Petersburg.

Earlier it had been reported that Italian coach Fabio Capello, who just resigned from the post of the English national manager, was considered by Anzhi chiefs as a possible candidate for the post, which is currently vacant.

Anzhi, whose players live and train in Moscow for security reasons, travel 1,250 miles to Makhachkala for home games of the Russian Premier League.

Source: AFP