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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Coaches Sacked

MOSCOW -- Premier League clubs Alania Vladikavkaz and Uralan Elista have sacked their coaches after poor performances this season, officials said Monday.

Sport Express newspaper quoted Alania, 1995 champion, as saying coach Vladimir Gutsayev was let go at his own request.

His fate had been the source of speculation for weeks after he went on extended sick leave to his native Georgia as Alania languished near the bottom of the league.

Uralan dismissed Alexander Averyanov after he failed to secure the club a place in Europe next season when it was knocked out of the Russian Cup last week by Lokomotiv Moscow, a spokesman for the Kalmykia region in southeast Russia said.