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Zenit St Petersburg name Sergei Semak as new boss

Former midfielder Sergei Semak leaves FC Ufa to become the new manager of Russian giants Zenit St Petersburg.

Zenit St Petersburg have appointed Sergei Semak as the club's new manager.

Earlier this month, Roberto Mancini left his role with Zenit to become the new boss of Italy but the Russian giants have already moved to secure a replacement.

This season, Semak guided FC Ufa to a sixth-placed finish in the top flight but the 42-year-old has now agreed to return to familiar surroundings.

Semak spent the final three years of his playing career with Zenit before then spending three years on the backroom staff at the Krestovsky Stadium.

The former midfielder also acted as the assistant manager with Russia between 2014 and 2016.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Zenit St PetersburgZenit17112426151135
2FC KrasnodarKrasnodar17103431131833
3CSKA MoscowCSKA178632381530
4Lokomotiv MoscowLokomotiv178452317628
5Spartak Moscow178452217528
6RostovRostov176651411324
7Rubin Kazan1741121513223
8OrenburgOrenburg166461715222
9Ural YekaterinburgUral176471828-1022
10Arsenal TulaArsenal Tula175662323021
11Akhmat GroznyAkhmat Grozny175661317-421
12Dynamo Moscow174851613320
13Krylia SovetovKrylia Sovetov165291022-1217
14FC UfaUfa173771218-616
15Anzhi MakhachkalaAnzhi174310925-1615
16Yenisey KrasnoyarskYenisey1724111128-1710

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