Serie A side Chievo Verona sacks coach Corini after poor start

Chievo Verona have sacked their head coach Eugenio Corini following a run of poor results.

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VERONA, Italy —

Chievo Verona has sacked coach Eugenio Corini following a poor start to the Serie A season.

Chievo announced the decision the day after the team was comfortably beaten 3-0 at Roma on Saturday, its fifth defeat in seven matches.

A statement says ”the club gives him the most heartfelt thanks for the hard work, professionalism and dedication, and the best wishes for his future career.”

Corini, who was in his second spell in charge of Chievo, is the first Serie A coach to be sacked this season.

He is expected to be replaced by former Chievo captain Rolando Maran, who first has to resolve his contract with Catania, which sacked him last season.