Celtic's Euro rivals Spartak Moscow sack Unai Emery after poor results

Unai Emery, Spartak Moscow, September 2012.
Unai Emery has been fired by Spartak Moscow following poor results in the league and Europe.© SNS Group

Celtic’s next Champions League opponents, Spartak Moscow, have fired their boss Unai Emery.

The Russians were eliminated from Europe with a 3-0 defeat to Barcelona last week, with Spartak unable to compete for the third place slot in the Europa League.

Domestically, Spartak have also struggled under Emery this year, with a 5-1 defeat to city rivals Dynamo Moscow the last straw for the coach’s bosses.

The team is currently sixth in the Russian Football Championship, ten points behind leaders CSKA Moscow.

The 41-year-old Spaniard took charge of Spartak in May this year after four years in charge at Valencia.

Spartak general manager Valery Karpin announced the sacking after the Dynamo defeat and said a new boss could be in place in two to three days.

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