Chievo sack coach Di Carlo

02 October 2012 03:47

Serie A strugglers Chievo have sacked their coach Domenico Di Carlo following a string of poor results, the club announced on their website.

The Verona-based side have only one win in six games and sit third from bottom of the 20-team table.

Chievo said on their website that the "team will be handed over to Eugenio Corini, who will be presented later in the afternoon".

The sacking comes two days after a 4-1 away defeat to Palermo, during which Fabrizio Miccoli scored a hat-trick including an audacious volley from just outside the centre circle which made Monday's headlines.

Di Carlo becomes the second coaching casualty of the new season following Giuseppe Sannino's exit from Palermo.

However the position of Cagliari coach Massimo Ficcadenti also appears to be under threat. The Sardinians are the only team in the league not to have won a match so far.

Chievo were promoted from Serie B at the end of the 2008 season and since then and despite having one of the smallest budgets in the league have improved their league position every year to finish in 10th last season.

Di Carlo, who spent the bulk of his playing career as a defensive midfielder for Vicenza, was in his second spell at the club having coached Chievo from 2008 to 2010.

He coached Sampdoria during the 2010-2011 season before returning to Chievo in 2011.

Source: AFP