Zarima Salikova, the wife of the club’s owner who resigned from the management of Spartak Moscow in protest of Rui Vitoria’s choice to direct the club’s coaching team, revealed that he was not particularly impressed when he met the Portuguese coach in mid-April. .
The meeting with Roy came two days after the defeat by Lokomotiv (2-0), our main opponent in the struggle for second place. I asked the candidate about his opinion on the team and the reasons for the defeat, and asked him to analyze tactical errors, but he replied that he had not seen the match.
“His response surprised me because during the trip from Lisbon he could watch at least three matches,” he added.
Zarima Salikova, who closed the door on Spartak, He had already publicly criticized Roy VittoriaIn reference to the Portuguese coach as one of Russia’s status at the level of Saudi Arabia. He also implied that he considered him not ambitious, that he was not used to working under pressure, and that he prioritized the economic component over competitiveness. He also said that Vitoria left European football in 2017 when he left Benfica in early 2019 and later moved to victory.