Legia Warsaw fires manager
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Poland’s Legia Warsaw on Wednesday said it had fired its Croatian manager Dean Klafurić after the team was knocked out in Champions League qualifiers.
Dean Klafuric (centre) argues with the referee during Tuesday's Champions League qualifier. Photo: EPA/JAKUB GAVLAK
Legia, who are the Polish champions, on Tuesday beat Spartak Trnava 1-0 away, but the score was not enough to make up for their 0-2 defeat at home by the Slovak side last month.
"Talks are being conducted regarding employing a new coach,” Legia said in a statement.
It added the talks “should be concluded within two weeks.”
Legia moved on to the second round of Champions League qualifiers after eliminating Irish side Cork City last month.
The Warsaw side will now play in the lower Europa League, with a bye into the third round of qualifiers, which take place on August 9 and 16.
In May, Legia won the Polish premier league championship for the third time in a row.
The Polish side qualified for the group stage of the 2016/2017 Champions League and drew 3-3 with Spain's Real Madrid in November 2016.
Legia later that month lost 4-8 to German side Borussia Dortmund in the highest scoring match in Champions League history.