Serie A strugglers Cagliari sack coach Di Francesco

Serie A strugglers Cagliari sack coach Di Francesco

Head coach Eusebio Di Francesco has been sacked by Cagliari after a run of 16 league games without a win, the Serie A club said on Monday.

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FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Serie A - Cagliari v Inter Milan - Sardegna Arena, Cagliari, Italy - December 13, 2020 Cagliari coach Eusebio Di Francesco REUTERS/Alberto Lingria

REUTERS: Head coach Eusebio Di Francesco has been sacked by Cagliari after a run of 16 league games without a win, the Serie A club said on Monday.

A 1-0 home defeat against fellow strugglers Torino on Friday was the final straw, with the loss leaving the Sardinians languishing down in 18th in the standings having amassed 15 points, five from the safety zone, from 23 games this season.

"The club have also parted company with assistant coach Francesco Calzona, assistants Stefano Romano and Giancarlo Marini, fitness coach Nicandro Vizoco and psychologist Gianmaria Palumbo," a club statement said.

"The club thanks all of them for their contribution, commitment, and professionalism."

Former SPAL coach Leonardo Semplici is expected to take over as manager, Italian media reports said.

(Reporting by Peter Hall; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

Source: Reuters

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