After the rumours comes the official announcement: former Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has signed a 2-year deal at Zenit St Petersburg to become their new manager.
Zenit made the announcement on their official website on Tuesday morning, saying:
Zenit has agreed contract terms with new head coach André Villas-Boas. The contract will be signed, and Villas-Boas will be presented in St. Petersburg as Zenit’s new head coach on March 20th.
Villas-Boas’ contract begins in March, 2014, and is valid for two seasons.
AVB had been linked with coaching jobs at Bayern Munich and Barcelona in recent months since he was pushed out the door at Tottenham, however Zenit have now landed the 36-year-old manager having sacked Luciano Spalletti last week.
Zenit’s next match is in the Champions League on Wednesday night when they head to Borussia Dortmund trailing 4-2.