Parma manager Pasquale Marino has been sacked following Sunday’s 2-1 home defeat to Bari.
The Italian outfit finished eighth in Serie A last season but now find themselves in a relegation battle after a poor run of form.
But with just one win from their past 10 league games seeing them sit only two points clear of the relegation zone, the club’s chief officer Pietro Leonardi announced on Sunday that Marino would be leaving .
“This decision has been really, really difficult for us. We ask for calmness,” Leonardi said.
A statement from the club confirmed: ”Parma FC announce the removal of coach Pasquale Marino from his position. We thank Mr Marino for the work done and professionalism shown. The name of the new coach will be released later.”
The club’s chief executive Pietro Leonardi told the club’s official website: ”We don’t want any more excuses. We have taken this decision to put the responsibility back on to the team.”
There is speculation in Italian media that former Bologna manager Franco Colomba is a candidate for the vacancy.