The Russian club dismissed Italian coach Luciano Spalletti yesterday but have acted swiftly in bringing in a replacement in the shape of Andre Villas-Boas.
Zenit St Petersburg have reportedly turned to ex-Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas as a replacement for Luciano Spalletti, who was relieved of his duties with the Russian club yesterday.
Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio broke the news this morning by revealing the club had made an offer to the Portuguese, who is understood to be considering it.
Di Marzio added to the report that both parties will work together today to try and complete the deal today ahead of a potential formal announcement tomorrow.
Russian journalist Julia Yakovleva also waded in on the news by suggesting the length of Villas-Boas' prospective contract at Zenit would be for three-and-a-half years.
Villas-Boas was sacked in December by Spurs after his side had lost 5-0 at home to Liverpool and was replaced by Tim Sherwood, who has masterminded a minor recovery to keep them in Europa League contention and in sight of the top four.
If the 36-year-old does agree to take charge of Zenit, he will be tasked with overcoming Lokomotiv Moscow, who seized leadership of the Russian league at the weekend, whil he must also try and overturn a 4-2 deficit against Borussia Dortmund to secure Champions League progress.
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