Champions League

CSKA Moscow coach Slutskiy to quit after Spurs match

CSKA Moscow's long-serving head coach Leonid Slutskiy will step down after Wednesday's Champions League match against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley, the Russian club said in a statement.

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Leonid Slutsky
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CSKA Moscow's long-serving head coach Leonid Slutskiy will step down after Wednesday's Champions League match against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley, the Russian club said in a statement.

The 45-year-old, who has been in charge since October 2009, is one of the most decorated coaches in the club's history.

"CSKA would like to thank Leonid Slutskiy for seven years of distinguished service, which has included three championships, two Russian Cups and two Super Cups," the club said on their website.

CSKA are bottom of Champions League Group E with three points and cannot reach the knockout stage.

They must beat Spurs, who are one point above them, to qualify for the Europa League round of 32.

CSKA go into the winter break in third place in the Russian championship, eight points behind leaders Spartak Moscow.