Spartak move for Emery
Spartak Moscow owner Leonid Fedun claims to have lined up Unai Emery as the club's new coach, to take over from former-international Valery Karpin.
Emery has already announced he will be leaving Valencia over the summer and Fedun is confident the Spaniard is Moscow-bound.
Fedun said: "We'll have a new coach next season, that will be Unai Emery. Valery Karpin has built the basis of the team but we need new coaching solutions."
Karpin had guided Spartak to a second-place finish in the Russian Premier League on Sunday and a spot in next season's Champions League.
Emery has struggled to win over the supporters at Valencia in his four-year spell at the Mestalla. However, he leaves with a good record despite the club's financial problems which have clouded his tenure.
Los Che came sixth in 2009 - his first season in charge, and followed that up with three successive third-place finishes. Karpin is expected to remain at Spartak as general director.