Sparta Prague sack head coach Andrea Stramaccioni
Sparta, which currently hold Egyptian youngster Ahmed Abdelkader Hamdi among their ranks, were off to a sloppy start to the season after failing to qualify to Europa League group stages after losing to Serbia’s Crvena Zvezda, as well as their fluctuate results in the Czech First League.
“Sparta have sacked head coach Andrea Stramaccioni following a disappointing start to the second part of the season and overall bad results this season,” the club said in an official statement
“Andrea Stramaccioni will not continue as AC Sparta Prague head coach. It was decided by the executive sports management of the club and the board of directors, Stramaccioni has been revoked by the team with immediate effect.”
Sparta Prague occupy the fifth place in the Czech league with 33 points after 19 rounds, one point away from Europa League spots and five points away from Slavia Prague in the second place, which guarantees Champions League qualification.
The club stated that the former Inter manager’s entire coaching staff will also exit the club, with the club in continuous negotiations in order to find a new first team boss hoping to hire one as soon as possible.
Stramaccioni was hired by Sparta in May 2017, signing a two-year contract with the club.
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