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Cavasin replaces Di Carlo at Sampdoria

Published: Monday 7 March 2011, 15.07CET
Alberto Cavasin, 55, will lead UC Sampdoria until the end of the season after Domenico Di Carlo departed in the wake of Sunday's 3-2 home defeat by fellow strugglers AC Cesena.
Cavasin replaces Di Carlo at Sampdoria
Domenico Di Carlo has parted company with Sampdoria ©Getty Images
Published: Monday 7 March 2011, 15.07CET

Cavasin replaces Di Carlo at Sampdoria

Alberto Cavasin, 55, will lead UC Sampdoria until the end of the season after Domenico Di Carlo departed in the wake of Sunday's 3-2 home defeat by fellow strugglers AC Cesena.

Alberto Cavasin will lead UC Sampdoria until the end of the season after Domenico Di Carlo departed in the wake of Sunday's 3-2 Serie A home defeat by AC Cesena.

The loss left the Blucerchiati just three points above the relegation zone, spelling the end of Di Carlo's nine-month spell at the helm. He had replaced Luigi Delneri in June with hopes high at the club following the previous season's fourth-place finish in the Italian top flight and with a UEFA Champions League play-off in prospect.

The Genoa outfit were edged out in extra time by play-off opponents SV Werder Bremen, however, and mustered one win in six UEFA Europa League games before bowing out at the group stage. Yet Di Carlo's charges made a steady start to their domestic campaign before the January departure of forwards Giampaolo Pazzini and Antonio Cassano heralded a downturn. Sampdoria have earned only eight points in their last 13 Serie A matches.

Di Carlo makes way for Cavasin, who was Serie A coach of the year in 1999/2000 when he was at US Lecce. The 55-year-old, who has been without a job since parting company with Swiss side AC Bellinzona last April, will hope to hit the ground running away to struggling Calcio Catania on Sunday.

Last updated: 07/03/11 16.17CET

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