The Straits Times
Published on Jan 31, 2013

Football: Anzhi angry at Queens Park Rangers-bound Samba


MOSCOW (REUTERS) - Christopher Samba's decision to quit Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala in mid-season amid reports the defender was about to join English Premier League strugglers Queens Park Rangers have upset the usually cool-headed Anzhi coach Guus Hiddink.

"Samba was with us for almost the whole season before suddenly this deal comes up with this English club," Hiddink told reporters at Anzhi's training camp on Wednesday.

"Yesterday Samba just left the team and went to England. Everything happened so fast, we couldn't even say goodbye to each other.

"The situation is not good for us. He started the pre-season training with us but then he began to contact the English despite the fact he is still under contract with our club.