Serie A: Sassuolo remove coach Eusebio Di Francesco
Sassuolo have sacked coach Eusebio Di Francesco following the team's poor run of form in Serie A.
Last Updated: 28/01/14 3:17pm
Sunday's 3-1 defeat at Livorno was Sassuolo's sixth loss in their last seven league games and dropped the Emilia-Romagna outfit to 18th in the standings.
Tuesday's statement from the club read: "Sassuolo announces it has relieved Eusebio Di Francesco from his post as head coach of the first team.
"Sassuolo thanks Di Francesco for the important job done in his 19 months in charge, which will remain in the club's history books.
"Today's training session will be carried out by Paolo Mandelli, who will take temporary charge until the club appoints a new manager."
Di Francesco led Sassuolo to promotion to the top fight for the first time in the club's history last summer.
They are one point and one place from a position of safety and host Hellas Verona on Sunday.