Genoa have parted with Luigi De Canio's services and appointed Gigi Delneri
Genoa have announced a parting of ways with manager Luigi De Canio and the appointment of Gigi Delneri as his successor.
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 22/10/12 3:32pm
The Serie A outfit have taken drastic action after going four games without a win.
A 4-2 defeat to Roma on Sunday proved to be the final straw for the club's board, with Genoa ending the game empty-handed after throwing away a two-goal lead.
De Canio has paid the price for overseeing an inconsistent start to the season and has been relieved of his duties with immediate effect.
Genoa have wasted little time in filling the coaching void, with former Sampdoria and Juventus boss Delneri poised to inherit the reins.
"This was the right time to make a change," club president Enrico Preziosi told Primocanale.
"I have immediately signed Delneri because I feared he could end up elsewhere.
"In January we will look to strengthen the squad."
A statement released on the club's official website thanked De Canio for his 'commitment and professionalism', while revealing that Delneri will be officially unveiled on Tuesday.