Genoa fires De Canio following 4-2 loss to Roma

Genoa has fired manager Luigi De Canio a day after a 4-2 loss to

Roma in Serie A.

Club president Enrico Preziosi confirmed the move to the ANSA

news agency, adding that talks were underway to hire Luigi Del Neri

as a replacement.

Genoa led Roma 2-0 after just 15 minutes Sunday but went on to

lose 4-2. The Ligurian club is tied for ninth place, 13 points

behind leader Juventus.

De Canio was hired in April to replace Alberto Malesani and he

helped Genoa avoid relegation at the end of last season.

Del Neri has coached Chievo Verona, Roma and – most recently –

Juventus in 2010-11.

It’s the fourth coaching change in Serie A this season.