AC Milan have sacked their head coach Marco Giampaolo, just four months after his appointment in the San Siro dugout.
Milan have lost four of their seven Serie A matches this season under Giampaolo.
Giampaolo’s last game in charge was a 2-1 win over Genoa at the weekend, but that result wasn’t enough to save his job.
A statement on the club’s official website reads: “AC Milan announces that it has relieved Marco Giampaolo of his role as coach of the first team.
That win over Genoa was preceded by three consecutive defeats, with Milan falling to city rivals Inter before also losing to Torino and Fiorentina.
Giampaolo, 52, replaced Gennaro Gattuso during the summer, but the former European giants are 13th in Serie A — three points above the relegation zone — after four defeats in seven games.
The club intends to thank Marco for the activity carried out so far and wishes him the best professional successes.”
With the arrival of the international break, Milan will have nearly two weeks to search for a new manager to take over from Giampaolo.
Former Fiorentina , Stefano Pioli, who most recently managed at Fiorentina and Inter Milan coach Stefano Pioli is reported to be set to take over