According to the press service of Spartak, this decision was made by the club's board of directors.

It is noted that the management of the club is entrusted to the managing director Evgeny Melezhikov, whose tasks will be to increase the efficiency of office divisions and the implementation of investment infrastructure programs, and the management of the club's sports block - to form a transfer strategy, as well as to build a vertical of interaction between Spartak teams - is entrusted to the sports director Dmitry Popov.

Earlier, "Spartak" denied information that Melezhikov had replaced Gazizov as general director.