Our first club in turmoil is Zenit St. Petersburg, the defending champions of the Russian Premier League.
After winning the title again last spring, Zenit and manager Luciano Spalletti invested heavily in the squad over the summer, bringing in Brazilian forward Hulk (pictured) and Belgian midfielder Axel Witsel at the transfer deadline for big money.
But while that initially boded well for Zenit's European prospects, the arrival of those two players has unsettled the team. Midfielder (and former captain) Igor Denisov and forward Aleksandr Kerzhakov were demoted to the youth team after criticizing the team's transfer policy.
Denisov and Kerzhakov—who argued, in essence, that the new players didn't warrant exponentially higher wages than the existing players—might or might not have been right to complain, but now that they have, the team is in chaos.
Our second club in turmoil is AC Milan. After finishing second in Italy's Serie A last season, the Rossoneri sold star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and defender Thiago Silva as owner Silvio Berlusconi—yes, that one—tried to balance the books.
To put it simply, Milan haven't been the same since. Three losses early in the league season and a draw at home to Anderlecht in the Champions League have placed manager Massimiliano Allegri on the hot seat.
If Milan lose again this week, he might be gone.