AVB wants to win Russian league

Andre Villas-Boas has set his sights on adding the Russian championship to his CV after taking charge of Zenit St Petersburg on a two-year contract.

The former Chelsea and Tottenham manager has formally replaced long-serving Zenit boss Luciano Spalletti the day after the club were eliminated from the Champions League by Borussia Dortmund.

The first step is to win the Russian league. That's the main thing now.

If we win all nine matches, Zenit will be champion. My goal is to bring Zenit to the top. That's what I want to do.

– New Zenit boss Villas-Boas