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André Villas-Boas Appointed Zenit St Petersburg Manager

18/03/2014 08:50 GMT | Updated 18/03/2014 08:59 GMT

Former Chelsea and Tottenham André Villas-Boas has agreed a two-year deal to manage Zenit St Petersburg.

The 36-year-old, who was sacked as Spurs manager in December, will replace Italian Luciano Spalletti.

"Zenit has agreed terms on a contract with new head coach Andre Villas-Boas," the club said in a statement.

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Villas-Boas was sacked by Tottenham in December

"Mr. Villas-Boas will be presented in St Petersburg as Zenit's new head coach on 20 March."

Spalletti was sacked after Zenit lost their Champions League round-of-16 first leg tie to Borussia Dortmund 4-2. Villas-Boas will assume the managerial reins a day after the second leg on Wednesday.

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