In the summer, red and white stood at a crossroads. The media and experts match the coaching bridge of nine-time champions with an experienced mentor, but Leonid Fedun and the Spartak leadership have done quite differently. And, as it turned out later, for good reason. The decision to confide in then acting Massimo Carrere justified itself.
The team pleased their zealous fans - both the game and the results. Carrera proved himself to be a motivator and tactician, skillfully applying Antonio Conte when he was an assistant. Recall, Massimo Carrera, before his appointment to Spartak, worked in the coaching staff of Juventus Turin and, together with the Italian national team, participated in the European Championship 2016.
The management of the red-and-whites promptly refuted false information regarding the position of Carrera in the team and his relationship with the owner of Spartak. Swing the boat numerous "sources" failed. Carrera has publicly stated that he is in good working relations with Leonid Fedun, finally removing questions about the internal feuds of Spartak.
Fedun provided reinforcement for SpartakWinter transfer period allowed the leadership to actually demonstrate the level of confidence in the head coach of the red-and-whites. "Spartak" received a point gain in each line. The goalkeeper's shop was replenished with young, but master-made Selikhov. Came back Jikia, midfielder Samedov and experienced forward Adriano. Massimo Carrera has high hopes for the latter. The coach of Spartak is convinced that the Brazilian has not lost the scorer talent. Recall, Luiz Adriano was the best scorer of the UPL among the legionnaires. Goleador scored 77 goals in 162 games for Shakhtar Donetsk. It is noteworthy that Louis while not scoring more than two goals per game.
Fedun did not just provide reinforcement, Spartak managed to save a number of important players. Promes, Bocchetti and Jano signed new agreements with the club. The team went to the UAE in the reinforced composition, where Carrera will try new combinations and help the players to build up game connections.
Recall that in the current draw of the Premier League "Spartak" takes first place for 13 rounds before the end of the tournament. The closest pursuer of the red-and-whites is Zenit. The Petersburgers have 35 points, while Spartak has 40 points. In the current segment, the Moscow club has shown the best result since 2001. Then, after the leadership of the first round, the team of Oleg Romantsev won the memorable 9th championship.