Serie A side Cagliari sacks coach Di Francesco

Eusebio Di Francesco has been sacked by Cagliari after a run of 16 league games without a win.

Eusebio Di Francesco

Eusebio Di Francesco was sacked after Cagliari remained winless in 16 league games. (File Image)   -  Getty Images

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 struggler 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.

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"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.