Serie A warriors Torino sacked coach Marco Giampaolo on Monday as the club is sitting in the relegation zone.

Last August, Giampaolo, 53, took over after the Turin side finished in 16th place last season.

But the club is struggling with just two wins from the bottom of the table in this campaign and none at home.

On Saturday, Torino owner Urbano Cairo blasted “the worst match of the season” after a goalless draw at home against minnows Spezia who played a man down for 82 minutes.

The team said in a statement on Monday, “Torino Football Club announces that it has sacked Marco Giampaolo from the post of coach of the first team,”

“The club thanks Giampaolo and his staff for the professionalism and commitment shown in these months with the Granata.”

After just seven matches in charge, Giampaolo was also sacked in October 2019 by AC Milan.

It was announced that ex-Genoa coach Davide Nicola, 47, was set to take over the club he played for in the 2005-2006 Series B season and assisted in the top flight.

After eight months in charge of Genoa, Nicola was sacked last August. Bari, Crotone, and Udinese were previously coached by him.

The last of their seven league titles were claimed by former Italian football giants Torino in 1976.

They have relied heavily on Captain Andrea Belotti’s goals this season, having scored nine of the club’s 26 goals in 18 games.


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