Advocaat questions Italian capture
Zenit boss Dick Advocaat has claimed he did not want to sign Italian playmaker Alessandro Rosina.
Last Updated: 01/08/09 5:48pm
Zenit St Petersburg manager Dick Advocaat has claimed he did not want to sign Italian playmaker Alessandro Rosina.
The Russian outfit signed the 25-year-old from relegated Torino on Friday, but Advocaat is less than enthusiastic about the newest member of his squad.
Former Rangers boss Advocaat claims the club's sporting director made the signing, the first time anything like this has happened in the 61-year-old's illustrious career.
"Rosina? I did not want him at all," stated Advocaat. "It was [sporting director Igor Korneev] to take him. I'd asked for two or three strikers instead and they bought him without consulting me.
"I am disappointed, as this is the first time in my life that a club has bought a player without my consent.
"I don't understand why the club doesn't listen to me. I know how to invest the money gained from the departures of [Andrey] Arshavin and [Anatoliy] Tymoschuk."