Andre Villas-Boas: 'Zenit St Petersburg can win Russian league'

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas gestures on the touchline during a friendly match against Espanyol on August 10, 2013
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Zenit St Petersburg boss Andre Villas-Boas is confident that his side can win the Russian Premier League this season.

New Zenit St Petersburg head coach Andre Villas-Boas has set his side the target of winning the Russian Premier League this season, following his appointment to the role on Thursday.

The former Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur manager has taken over Zenit with them sitting second in the table, but said that the players are capable of winning all their remaining league games.

"I was delighted to accept the offer to coach Zenit because the club is as ambitious as I am," BBC Sport quotes Villas-Boas as saying.

"I hope to have a lot of success with the team and my first aim is to win the Russian championship. I am sure we have what it takes to win our remaining matches and become champions."

Villas-Boas watched his new side beat Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday night but still go out of the Champions League on goal difference.

Hulk celebrates after scoring 1-0 during the last 16 second-leg UEFA Champions League football match Borussia Dortmund vs Zenit St Petersburg on March 19, 2014
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