Lokomotiv Moscow have sacked coach Anatoly Byshovets a day after completing the most disappointing season in their recent history.
Lokomotiv finished the season in seventh place, their worst showing since 1992 when the Russian championship was founded after the break-up of the Soviet Union.
The Russian premier league club have named reserve trainer Rinat Bilyaletdinov as their caretaker coach.
Byshovets became the second high-profile coaching departure in two days after Leonid Slutsky parted company with FK Moscow despite leading them to fourth place, their best ever finish.
Byshovets, 61, was appointed a year ago with the goal of finishing in the top two that would have guaranteed them a place in the Champions League.