Moscow — Andre Villas-Boas says he will quit as Zenit St.
Petersburg coach at the end of the season after he was blocked from leaving in
The Portuguese coach won the Russian Premier League with
Zenit last season in his first full campaign, but his time in St. Petersburg
has swiftly turned sour and he is currently serving a six-game ban for
assaulting a match official.
Also read: Ban leaves Villas-Boas' Zenit future uncertain
European media linked Villas-Boas with major clubs in
various countries, including Real Madrid, but he says Zenit management refused
to let him resign.
Villas-Boas says in comments on Zenit's website that he has
refused a contract extension and that "at the end of the season I will
leave the club."For
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