Therefore, Mikhailov will stay in Kazan until the end of the 2017/18 season. Extending his contract was the priority for the club management, especially because Max had an outstanding season in which he was named the MVP of the 2016/17 CEV Champions League Final Four and the MVP of the 2016/17 Russian Championship Playoffs.
Mikhailov has won plenty of trophies with Zenit Kazan, including 4 CEV Champions Leagues, 6 Russian Championships, 3 Russian Cups and 5 Russian Supercups.
At the same time, Zenit Kazan has stayed without one player. According to sport.business-gazeta.ru, Igor Kobzar will continue his career in Kuzbass Kemerovo where he will replace Pavel Pankov. Recall that Pankov should become part of the new volleyball club from Saint Petersburg.