Spalletti ready to kickoff Zenit St Petersburg career

Luciano Spalletti is ready for his first serious game in charge of Zenit St Petersburg.

Luciano Spalletti is ready for his first serious game in charge of Zenit St Petersburg.

The former Roma coach is preparing for this weekend's kickoff of the Russian championship - his first game in charge in over six months.

"I have already said several times during my talks with Zenit and when I arrived in St. Petersburg I had a good feeling. And now, after working closely with the players at this time of pre-season I have a good impression of the new Zenit," said Spalletti.

"Now I feel like giving my all for the good of this team and to get as good as results possible."