Spartak Moscow have fired head coach Andrei Chernyshov, who didn't last three months on his job. Chernyshov, a former Dinamo and Spartak defender, came in to replace Oleg Romantsev who self-destructed with a few scathing press-conference remarks aimed at his bosses before the Russian Cup final in June. However, Chernyshov failed to raise the Red-Whites out of the slump and didn't do well with the U-23 National team either. Looks like working two jobs was a bit too much for the relative youngster. Also fired was Chernyshov's assistant Sergei Yuran, an ex-Dinamo Kiev, Benfica and Spartak striker. Vladimir Fedotov will be the acting coach for the time being. Fedotov is a son of the legandary CSKA forward Grigory Fedotov (after whom the Fedotov Club is named) and a son-in-law of Spartak's ex-coach Konstantin Beskov. His football career with CSKA was a bit less distinguished than his father's, but he did score over 100 goals, getting membership in the Club of his dad's name, and as a coach led the lowly SKA Rostov to the 1981 Cup victory over Spartak. As for Romantsev, a fresh rumour puts him as a leading candidate to take the Ukrainian national team, which undoubtedly will spark a wave of protests among the Nezalezhnyes. Wouldn't that be something?