Russian club Spartak Moscow have fired their Spanish coach , They suffered a 3-0 home defeat to Barcelona in midweek, leaving them in fourth place in their Champions League group and eliminated from European competition.
Minutes after suffering a 5-1 defeat at home at the hands of local rivals Dynamo.
“The club’s shareholders have taken the decision that Unai Emery will no longer coach Spartak,” the club’s general director Valery Karpin told reporters after the game’s final whistle, quoted by the Interfax news agency.
“We will announce our next steps soon,” he added, without giving further details.
“What happens next will all be announced tomorrow [Monday] or the day after.”
However, when questioned on whether he would take control of the team once more, Karpin simply replied: “No idea.”
The horror show against Dynamo de Kiev capped a disappointing season for Spartak, who are languishing sixth in the Russian League and have also been knocked out of the UEFA Champions League and failed to make the cut for the Europa League.