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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Syomin Quits Dynamo After Derby Thrashing

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Former Russia manager Yury Syomin quit as Dynamo Moscow coach following a 3-0 thrashing by city rival Torpedo in a Premier League derby Friday.

"When the players are not following the orders and not doing what they are supposed to do, then it's time for the coach to go," Syomin told reporters after the defeat which left Dynamo second from bottom and facing relegation for the first time in the club's history.

Syomin's departure was the second in the last three days for the Moscow club following the resignation of general director Yury Zavarzin, who quit Wednesday.

It also came just a day after Dynamo's first-choice goalkeeper Sergei Ovchinnikov received a five-match ban for physically threatening a referee in a Premier League match last week.

The once-mighty club is having one of its worst seasons ever, struggling both on and off the pitch despite flamboyant owner Alexei Fedorychev having spent more than $100 million on players since taking control almost two years ago.

Amid rumors that Fedorychev was trying to sell the club, players and staff did not get paid for several months earlier this year.

Dynamo, the only Russian club never to be relegated, has had seven different managers in the last three seasons.

Syomin, 59, joined Dynamo on a three-year contract last November, shortly after quitting as Russia manager after he failed to guide it to the World Cup finals.

At Dynamo, he replaced Brazilian Ivo Wortman, who was sacked at the end of last season after a run of poor results.