Anzhi fires coach 1 month after signing Eto'o

BY foxsports • September 29, 2011

Russian premier league team Anzhi Makhachkala has fired its coach Gadzhi Gadzhiyev after a string of disappointing results.

A brief statement from the team on Thursday did not state the reason for the dismissal of Gadzhiyev, who took the helm in 2010.

Anzhi attracted worldwide attention in August when it signed Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o from Inter Milan for a reported nearly $29 million per season, which would make him the world's best-paid player.

But Anzhi's performance since Eto'o joined the team has been poor, with just one win from its last six matches. Anzhi is seventh in the Russian standings.

Assistant coach Andrei Gordeyev and captain Roberto Carlos will take over the coach duties on an interim basis, the club statement said.

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