Rui Vitoria is leaving Spartak by mutual agreement with the club.
Rui Vitória will be remembered in Spartak Moscow history as the manager who led us to the Europa League play-offs from first place. Our club is thankful to Vitoria for this.
At the same time, Spartak wants a different approach to elevate its position in the Russian Premier League and that’s why the changes are necessary.
These reasons made both sides search for a decision that would be appropriate for everybody.
Vitoria's assistants Arnaldo Teixeira, Sergio Botelou, Luis Esteves and Walter Dias shall also be leaving our club.
We would like to thank Rui and his staff for their exemplary professionalism and wish them good luck in their future careers.