In April the veteran made his first appearance for the club in more than a decade, helping secure a 2-1 win over FK Krasnodar in the Russian Cup quarter-finals.
Tikhonov left Spartak in 2000 but rejoined the team as assistant coach at the start of this season and registered as a player.
Spartak, Russia's most successful and popular club with nine league titles between 1992-2001, face Poland's Legia Warsaw in the Europa League play-offs later this month.
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