Struggling Serie A side Messina have sacked their coach Bortolo Mutti.

The 51-year-old Mutti is the 13th Serie A coach to be sacked this season.

Messina pesident Pietro Franza intimated on Sunday that Mutti’s daus were numbered.

“There is the need of a shake,” Franza said.

“We can’t make a sudden decision, but on Monday I can say to you we will do it.”

Former Cagliari boss Giampiero Ventura has been linked with the vacancy.

Messina have 28 points from 31 matches played, and currenlty lie third bottom of Serie A.

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