Lecce, languishing at the foot of Serie A, have sacked coach Silvio Baldini.
Baldini was Lecce’s second coach this season, having replaced Angelo Gregucci, who lasted just five matches and was dismissed in September.
Youth team coach Roberto Rizzo has been named Lecce’s new manager on a caretaker basis.
“I have been here for about 21 years, firstly as a player and then as youth team coach, so this is a beautiful moment for me,” Rizzo told the club’s official website.
“We are aware that we are not in an easy situation, but we are determined to get the results we need.”