Lucescu called the great mistake your arrival in «Zenith»

© RIA Novosti / Igor Russkiye in fotobabble coach of FC Zenit head coach Mircea Lucescu. Archival photoLucescu called the great mistake your arrival in «Zenith»© RIA Novosti / Igor Russkiyi the image Bank

Romanian coach Mircea Lucescu,who was dismissed from the post of chief coach of football club «Zenit» from St. Petersburg, called their coming to Petersburg collective a big mistake, reports R-Sport.

Lucescu, who previously headed the Donetsk «Shakhtar», was appointed Zenit coach in the summer of 2016, succeeding the Portuguese Andre Villas-Boas. The contract specialist was signed under the scheme «2+1», however on may 28, the club management decided to part with Lucescu and prematurely terminated the contract.

«It was a big mistake to come here (to the «Zenith»),» – commented on the dismissal of Lucescu, quoted by

Under the leadership of Romanian coach «Zenith» has managed to win the Supercup of Russia. In the championship the club from St. Petersburg took the third place, not once in the Champions League next season. In the Europa League-2016/2017 Lucescu’s charges ended their participation in the 1/16 finals, losing to Belgian Anderlecht game and in the Cup of Russia «Anzhi» has beaten «Zenit» in the 1/8 finals.