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According to Tikhonov, a stable club management system and good players help Zenit become the champion of Russia for four years in a row

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Zenit has excellent financial opportunities to buy good players, which allows them to maintain leadership in the championship, Andrey Tikhonov, ex-player of Spartak and the Russian national team, told RBC Sport.

“Zenith’s leadership is due to the fact that they have good players and a stable club management system. Other teams in the Premier League now can not boast of this. In addition, financial opportunities allow the club to buy quality players, both with a Russian passport and legionnaires. Well, you should not forget about the figure of head coach Sergei Semak, he perfectly sets the team up for a high result. All these factors seriously distinguish Zenit from other clubs in Russia,” Tikhonov said.

Arshavin called the routine of the next championship “Zenith”

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Zenit won the Russian championship for the fourth time in a row and the eighth time in history. Zenit head coach Sergei Semak became the winner of the Russian championship as a coach for the fourth time and caught up with Valery Gazzaev in this indicator. Oleg Romantsev has the most wins (8).

In the next round, Zenit will host Khimki near Moscow on May 7, Lokomotiv will play away against Krasnodar on May 4 in the rescheduled match of the 19th round, and on May 8 in the 28th round will host Rubin Kazan.

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