Struggling Sparta Prague have fired Andrea Stramaccioni as coach despite spending big on new players.
The move comes after Sparta drew 1-1 with 10-man Brno over the weekend. The team are fifth in the standings, 14 points behind leaders Viktoria Plzen.
Sparta opted to hire a foreign coach after struggling at home and abroad last year. The most famous Czech club, once a regular in the Champions League, last played in the group stage in 2005.
Stramaccioni was given a long-term task to build a new team....