Soccer / Football : Russia : Premier League 2016/2017
Mancini joins Zenit on three-year deal
Roberto Mancini has signed a three-year deal to become Zenit St Petersburg's new manager, ending speculation linking him with the vacant role at Crystal Palace. Mancini was widely reported to be a candidate for the Palace position, having been out of work since parting company with Inter in August 2016. But the Italian will now embark on a new challenge in Russia. Zenit finished third in the Russian Premier League this season, leading to the departure of Mircea Lucescu, and Mancini will be expected to mount a serious title challenge next term.
|1||Spartak M||69||19||22-3-5 (30)|
|21.5||Amkar - Rubin||1 : 2|
|21.5||CSKA - Anzhi||4 : 0|
|21.5||Krylya - Terek||1 : 3|
|21.5||Lokomotiv - Zenit||0 : 2|
|21.5||Tomsk - Krasnodar||1 : 5|
|21.5||Tula - Spartak M||3 : 0|
|21.5||Ufa - Ural||1 : 0|
|21.5||Orenburg - Rostov||2 : 0|
Russian Premier League stats
|home wins||47 %|
|away wins||26 %|
League format : Soccer / Football : Russia : Premier League 2016/2017
The Russian Premier League contains 16 teams. They will play a round-robin tournament whereby each team plays each one of the other teams twice, once at home and once away. Thus, a total of 240 matches will be played, with 30 matches played by each team.
The teams that finish 15th and 16th will be relegated to the First Division, while the top two First Division teams will be promoted to the Premier League. The 13th and 14th Premier League teams will play the 4th and 3rd First Division teams respectively in two playoff games with the winner ssecuring Premier League spots.