Sampdoria Fire Coach Domenico Di Carlo After Loss To Cesena

Anyone with bets on Gigi Delneri being the next manager to leave Serie A will be sorely disappointed, as instead of the Juventus coach packing his bags, Sampdoria have fired Domenico Di Carlo. Alberto Cavasin will step in as his replacement.

To say Sampdoria's season has been a disappointment would be something of an understatement. The club were actually in the qualifying stages for the Champions League this season, but were knocked out by Werder Bremen. Turned out that would be an indication of what was to come, as Samp slowly sunk down the Serie A table. After their 3-2 defeat at the hands of Cesena -- one that lifted the Seahorses out of the relegation zone -- Sampdoria were 14th. The club has won just once in their last ten matches, recording two 0-0 draws and losing seven times during that span.

Of course, Sampdoria also lost two of their best players in Giampaolo Pazzini and Antonio Cassano, seeing both go off to opposite sides of Milan. Still, you'd have to think this club have enough talent to win at least a few more matches, so we'll see if Di Carlo has the ability to make that happen.

(There's still time to recoup on those bets, though -- it's surely Delneri that will be next, right?)

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