Karpin resigns as Spartak Moscow coach
Spartak Moscow says Valery Karpin has resigned as coach following the club's humiliating exit from the Europa League last week and its poor domestic record.
A statement on the club's website says Karpin's resignation was accepted by Spartak's board of directors on Monday
Spartak was routed 10-3 on aggregate by Porto over two legs in the Europa League quarterfinals and is second from bottom in the Russian Premier League with only four points from four games.
Karpin, who replaced Michael Laudrup in April 2009, will remain the club's general manager and will continue to coach the team until his successor is named.