Serie A

Chievo axe falls on Di Carlo

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Tue, 02 Oct 2012 11:09:00

Chievo have confirmed they have sacked coach Domenico Di Carlo and appointed Eugenio Corini as his replacement.

The Serie A side announced in a brief statement that they were dispensing with Di Carlo's services just six games into the new season.

Chievo lost 4-1 at fellow strugglers Palermo on Sunday to slip into the bottom three.

The Flying Donkeys have lost their last five league games after starting the

campaign with a victory.

Di Carlo, 48, returned for his second spell in charge of the Verona club in

June last year - he first led them between 2008 and 2010 before less than a year in charge of Sampdoria - and guided them to a respectable 10th-placed finish last season.

A statement from Chievo read: "The club offer our heartfelt gratitude to the

coach and his staff, not only for the excellent results achieved during his

three seasons at Chievo, but especially for their commitment, professionalism

and dedication.''

His replacement, Corini, spent five years as a player with Chievo from 1998 to

2003.

This job is his first as a manager in the top flight after spells in charge of

lower-league sides Portosummaga, Crotone and, most recently, Frosinone.

His first game will be at home to Sampdoria on Saturday.

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