Sparta sack coach ahead of Inter tie

Sparta host Inter on Thursday two weeks after a 3-0 loss in its opening Group K encounter at Southampton. It's a must-win game for both sides after Inter was stunned 2-0 at home by Israeli minnows Hapoel Beer-Sheva in its opener.

The 59-year-old Scasny was ditched following a series of poor results, culminating with Sunday's 2-0 home loss to arch-rivals Slavia Prague.   -  Reuters

Czech giants Sparta Prague is in turmoil just three days ahead of its Europa League clash with Inter Milan after revealing on Monday it has fired coach Zdenek Scasny.

The 59-year-old Scasny, who led Sparta to the Europa League quarter-finals last season, was ditched following a series of poor results, culminating with Sunday's 2-0 home loss to arch-rivals Slavia Prague. His three assistants will act as interim coaches, Sparta said.

Sparta host Inter on Thursday two weeks after a 3-0 loss in its opening Group K encounter at Southampton. It's a must-win game for both sides after Inter was stunned 2-0 at home by Israeli minnows Hapoel Beer-Sheva in its opener.

Sparta, who has won 36 Czechoslovak and Czech league titles -- the last one in 2014 -- sit fourth in the league after eight rounds, trailing leaders FC Zlin by five points.