Spartak Moscow have decided to part ways with the manager Unai Emery just ahead of the Champions League match with Celtic. The former Valencia manager has struggled to replicate the good things he did at the Spanish club. The team is struggling down in the seventh position in the league, while they are in even worse condition in the Champions League. They are bottom of the group that contains Celtic and Benfica alongside Barcelona. Even though Barcelona is a formidable opposition, Spartak Moscow were expecting to qualify ahead of Benfica and Celtic.
However, they find themselves in the bottom of the table after having lost a number of crucial matches like the home match against Celtic. This in addition with the player revolt that has been happening within the dressing room has led to the club dismissing the former Valencia manager. Spartak Moscow recently crashed to a 5-1 defeat at the hands of Dynamo Moscow. Unai Emery has been at the club for only five months. He got the dreaded vote of confidence from the owner of the club only a week ago. It is reported that more than 20 players united hands to complain about the manager, which has also played a significant role in his sacking.
There have also been reports that the manager only decided on the players who will be playing against Dynamo Moscow. However, the tactics and the various other things were not discussed by the manager. This led to the immediate action by the director of football at the club – Valery Karpin. “In the next two or three days we will decide what to do next,” said Valery Karpin after making the announcement. Spartak Moscow will finish bottom of group regardless of the result at Celtic Park, and they will not be able to play even in the Europa league.