Rome: Struggling Sampdoria have fired coach Delio Rossi, who is a former Lazio and Fiorentina coach, the Italian Serie A club said.
Delio Rossi was sacked Monday after Sampdoria dropped into the relegation zone following their third defeat in a row Sunday at Fiorentina.
Youth team coach Francesco Pedone will take over training until a replacement for Rossi is found.
Italian press speculation has linked Serbia coach Sinisa Mihajlovic, who previously coached Bologna, Catania and Fiorentina, with the post.
Rossi, 52, lasted less than a year having only been hired last December, becomes the third Serie A coach fired this year.
Genoa`s Fabio Liverani, who was replaced by Gian Piero Gasperini, and Rolando Maran, succeeded at Catania by Luigi Di Canio, also had been fired.
I`ve always said the person who wins the world championship this year is the person who does the best job on the circuit, but that does not seem the way it is at the moment.