Former Japan and Fenerbahce coach Zico, who left Uzbek champions Bunyodkor last month, has signed a three-year contract with CSKA Moscow, the Russian premier league club said. The 55-year-old Brazilian replaces Valery Gazzayev, who quit CSKA at the end of last season after steering them to second place in the Russian league and the last 32 of the UEFA Cup. Zico, regarded as one of Brazil's greatest players, led Bunyodkor to the Uzbek league and cup double in his first season and guided them to the Asian Champions League semi-finals last year.
10 January 2009
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