«Zenith» has paid to the former chief coach Mircea Lucescu 2.5 million euros for the termination of the contract, according to «Fontanka».
According to the publication, the conflict with former mentor and exhausted, although initially the Romanian specialist demanded € 4 million for the termination of the contract.
From the previous trainer’s staff «Zenith» remained Anatoliy Tymoshchuk and goalkeeping coach Tomas Rogic.
Mircea Lucescu has headed the Russian club last summer. With him was signed a two-year contract.
Under his leadership, Zenit won bronze medals of the championship of Russia.
In the new season, Zenit will be coached by Italian Roberto Mancini.