Zenit appoint Spalletti

Zenit St Petersburg have confirmed the appointment of Italian Luciano Spalletti as their new manager.

The 50-year-old former Roma coach has already signed a three-year deal. No financial details of the contract were disclosed.

He replaces interim coach Anatoly Davydov, who led Zenit to third place in the Russian Premier League this year.

Spalletti was twice named Italy's Coach of the Year in 2006 and 2007.