Former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen sacked as Anzhi manager after 16 days

Gautam Mahajan

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Former Manchester United first team coach Rene Meulensteen has been sacked by Anzhi after having been in charge of the club for only 16 days.

Meuelensteen, who had been the first team coach at United since 2008, replaced Guus Hiddink at the helm of Anzhi after he departed the English club after the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson.

The Dutch coach managed only two games for the Russian side before owner Suleyman Kerimov decided he wanted to make wholesale changes due to the club’s financial difficulties. This resulted in Meulensteen’s sacking, while the entire first team was put up for sale. The team includes star players such as Samuel Eto’o, Lassana Diarra, Yuri Zhirkov, to name a few.

Gadzhi Gadzhiyev, manager of FC Krylia Sovetov Samara, has been touted to replace Meulensteen at Anzhi.

Meulensteen’s time at Anzhi is one of the shortest-ever managerial reigns in club football. You can check the rest of the shortest managerial reigns here: Shortest managerial reigns in club football

Edited by Staff Editor
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