Welcome to the new level, Maxim!

28 July 2022
Welcome to the new level, Maxim!

Zenit-M head coach Maxim Uchaykin is heading to the main team and will serve as an assistant coach in Xavi Pascual’s coaching staff.

Maxim Uchaykin, Zenit assistant coach:

— It’s a very emotional moment, it’s not like every coach gets a chance to work with one of the best coaching staffs in Europe and to get such an experience. I want to thank head coach Xavier Pascual and Zenit bosses for this chance. I understand that I need to work hard and to show my best skills to correspond with the highest standarts and to help the club achieve the tasks it wants to achieve.

Uchaykin works in Zenit system since November 2020. Last season, he led Zenit-M to the gold medals in VTB Youth League. Before he came to Saint Petersburg, Maxim twice won the Superleague (2016, 2018) as an assistant coach with Spartak-Primorye. He also worked with Russian NT U20. In 2020, Spartak disappeared, and Uchaykin went to Kupol-Rodniki Izhevsk, but after a few months he joined Zenit youth team.

We’re glad to welcome Maxim in our main squad!