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Roberto Carlos: Anzhi could collapse


Former Real Madrid defender Roberto Carlos fears for the future of Anzhi Makhachkala. 

The 40 year-old was assistant manager at the Dagestan-based club for two years, before leaving to take charge of Turkish side Sivasspor, earlier this summer.

Owner Suleyman Kerimov’s drastic cutbacks have torn his lavishly assembled squad apart.

A number of stars, including Samuel Eto’o and Willian, who joined Chelsea, have left the club over the last two months, while Guus Hiddink resigned as manager at the end of July.

Roberto Carlos fears that the asset stripping and lack of leadership could see Anzhi collapse.

"I used to say: 'If Guus Hiddink and I leave, the entire command structure will collapse," he told Sport Express.

"But I didn't think it would happen so soon. If I had stayed in at Anzhi, this would not happen. The team simply does not have enough experience.

"Makhachkala will look ridiculous in the Europa League, unless they hire a good coach and a good sports director. At this pace the club will collapse in the next two years."

The Anzhi squad still boasts Brazilian’s Jucilei and Ewerton, but they are yet to win a game this season, having secured just three points from their first seven matches in the Russian Premier League.


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