Torino sacks Giampaolo and appoint Nicola as replacement

Torino sits 18th in the standings after its poor start to the season, with former AC Milan boss Marco Giampaolo lasting less than six months as coach.

Torino has sacked manager Marco Giampaolo after a run of one win in its last 12 Serie A games   -  Getty Images

Torino has sacked manager Marco Giampaolo after a run of one win in its last 12 Serie A games and appointed Davide Nicola as his replacement, the Turin club announced on Tuesday.

Torino sits 18th in the standings after its poor start to the season, with former AC Milan boss Giampaolo lasting less than six months as coach.

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Nicola, who played for Torino for one season in 2005-06, was last in charge of Genoa, where he was sacked in August despite steering his side to Serie A survival.

"A big accomplishment was made last season, (Nicola) helping Genoa avoid relegation," a Torino statement read. "President Urbano Cairo welcomes back Nicola and wishes him and his staff good luck."

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