Pascual reportedly the favorite to replace Plaza on Zenit

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Antonis Stroggylakis

11/Feb/20 19:39

The struggling Zenit is reported to have a coaching change quite soon.

By Eurohoops team /

Xavi Pascual is the favorite to become the head coach of Zenit St. Petersburg according to Mundo Deportivo. The Russian team is expected to fire Joan Plaza and has already been in talks with Pascual.

Pascual, a former EuroLeague champion with Barcelona (2010), has been a free agent after being sacked by Panathinaikos in December 2018.

Zenit is currently tied with Bayern Munich at the bottom of the EuroLeague standings with a 7 – 17 record. In VTB League, the team is third-to-last following a 78 – 70 loss to Lokomotiv Kuban that has dropped them to 6-10.

Plaza took over Zenit in 2018 after a five-year stint with Unicaja Malaga. He led the latter to the EuroCup title of 2017.