ZENIT St Petersburg have appointed former Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas as their head coach on a two-year deal.
The Portuguese had been out of work since being dismissed at White Hart Lane before Christmas and replaces Italian Luciano Spalletti, who was sacked last week.
Zenit travel to Borussia Dortmund tomorrow night looking to overturn a 4-2 first-leg deficit in their last-16 Champions League tie, but Villas-Boas will not officially take the reins at the Petrovsky Stadium until Thursday.
"Zenit has agreed terms on a contract with new head coach Andre Villas-Boas," read a statement on the Russian club's official website.
"The contract will be signed and Mr Villas-Boas will be presented in St Petersburg as Zenit's new head coach on March 20.
"Mr Villas-Boas' contract begins in March 2014, and is valid for two seasons."
Zenit sit second in the Russian Premier League, three points behind Lokomotiv Moscow, and Villas-Boas' first game in charge will be on Monday against Krylya Sovetov.