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Anzhi manager Meulensteen faces sack

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Rene Meulensteen will reportedly lose his job within the next 24 hours - having only been in charge of Anzi Makhachkala for four games, according to Eurosport.

The former Manchester United coach, who opted not to work under David Moyes this year, replaced Guus Hiddink as Anzhi head coach last month.

Since then though, Anzhi have failed to win any of their four games this season, despite spending the best part of £50million to bring in talents such as Christopher Samba and Igor Denisov. 

According to speculation, the disappointing form has sparked billionaire owner Suleiman Kerimov to change the emphasis of the Russian side, and instead invest in a more youthful approach.

Kerimov is reported to be preparing to announce the sacking of Meulensteen and the placing of all first-team players on the transfer list, as early as tomorrow.

The news follows Kerimov's admittance that his own multi-million pound investment project has been a 'expensive flop', and that he is now looking to slash the club's expenditure.

According to The Sun, club president Konstantin Remchuko stated: “The main news is that Anzhi will undergo a shake-up.

“Many of our expensive stars will leave Anzhi, while the club’s budget will be decreased to $50-$70 million a year.

“We failed to clinch rapid success. Now Anzhi will develop its academy according to the medium-term plans of club development.”

 

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