Gadzhiev sacked by Anzhi
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Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala have sacked their coach Gadzhi Gadzhiev, the club announced today.

Anzhi are currently placed seventh in the Russian Premier League table, 11 points behind leaders Zenit St. Petersburg.

The club was promoted to the top flight after a seven-year absence in 2009, and last year finished 11th in the 16-team league.

The club would like to express its gratitude to the coach for his work with Anzhi.
Anzhi Makhachkala statement

Confirming Gadzhiev's departure, a statement from Anzhi reported: "The club would like to express its gratitude to the coach for his work with Anzhi."

"We hope that his knowledge and experience will serve to further the future development of football in Dagestan."

Gadzhiev's assistant Andrei Gordeyev will prepare the team for the upcoming domestic league matches together with Brazilian veteran Roberto Carlos.