Cagliari has released Leonardo Semplici from his duties with immediate effect, as the Serie A carousel begins after only three rounds of play.
The 54-year-old coach was sacked by Casteddu after the disappointing 3-2 home defeat to Genoa last Sunday. He is the second coach to be sacked on Tuesday, with Eusebio Di Francesco sacking Hellas Verona earlier in the day.
The club’s official website states: “Cagliari Calcio can confirm that Leonardo Semplici has been removed from his role.
“After arriving in Cagliari last February, the coach and his staff played a vital role in helping the team stay in Serie A last season.
“The club would like to thank him for his tireless and professional commitment and wish him all the best for the rest of his career.”
Semplici made a total of 18 Serie A games for Cagliari, winning six, drawing five and losing seven.
Former Turin coach Walter Mazzarri has been linked to the vacant position, as has Casteddu legend Diego Lopez.