In his second season as manager of Zenit St Petersburg André Villas-Boas succeeded in winning the Russian title two year after their last time.
He never really impressed in his Premier League career on the benches of Chelsea and Tottenham. So he decided to join the rich Russian project of Zenit.
Last season he replaced Luciano Spalletti on March 2014 but he failed to win the league for just a point in favour of CSKA Moscow. But this season he eventually gained the title with two matches still to play, the title represents the Portuguese manager’s first piece of silverware since he won the treble with Porto in 2011.
After the 1-1 draw against FC Ufa that gave Zenit the title the manager said:
“Zenit still have room to improve and become stronger,” Villas-Boas said. “There will be changes and by this, I mean within the squad.
“We need to try and grow in order to win and improve in European competitions. To achieve this, there will be some changes and there will be investment.”