Serie A

Chievo Sack Manager Domenico Di Carlo

It’s panic time at Chievo, as the Serie A club have sacked manager Chievo Domenico Di Carlo just six games into the season and replaced him with Eugenio Corini.

A statement from Chievo read:

“The club offer our heartfelt gratitude to the coach and his staff, not only for the excellent results achieved during his three seasons at Chievo, but especially for their commitment, professionalism and dedication.”

Chievo’s 4-1 defeat at fellow strugglers Palermo on Sunday appears to be the final straw for Di Carlo, a result that leaves Chievo third bottom in the table.

Di Carlo, who led the club to a tenth place finish last season in his second spell at the club, has only managed to win one game this term, while losing five on the bounce.

Corini, who spent five years as a player with Chievo from 1998 to 2003, has been handed his first managerial role in the top flight, having had success with Crotone and Frosinone in the lower divisions. His first game will be at home to Sampdoria on Saturday.

It is the second sacking of the season in Serie A after Giuseppe Sanino was fired by Palermo and replaced by Giampiero Gasperini.