MOSCOW (AP) — Rene Meulensteen is being replaced as coach of Russian team Anzhi Makhachkala little more than two weeks after he was appointed, the club's chairman said Wednesday.
Konstantin Remchukov also said that "many expensive players" will leave, but the club later insisted there was "no discussion" of a mass selloff.
Gadzhi Gadzhiev will take over from Meulensteen, Remchukov wrote on Twitter. He didn't elaborate on the circumstances of and the reasons for the departure of Meulensteen, a respected former first-team coach at Manchester United who succeeded Guus Hiddink in late July.
However, Remchukov also said that "many expensive players will leave" the club and that its budget will shrink to between $50 million and $70 million. According to Russian sports website Sports.ru, Anzhi's budget reached $180 million in 2012.
A club statement issued several hours later seemed to contradict Remchukov's words.
"There is no discussion of any kind of mass selling-off of the football players or of any other measures discussed in the media," the club said. "The club will respect all of the contractual obligations of its players."
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