Serie A outfit Siena have sacked coach Serse Cosmi after their 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Tuscany rivals Fiorentina on Sunday.
Cosmi was told of his fate immediately following the loss, which left the club languishing at the foot of the table. Siena's on-field troubles - which have seen them win just four matches this season - have been compounded by a six-point penalty for match-fixing.
"AC Siena has dismissed coach Serse Cosmi," the club said in a statement. "The club would like to thank the coach and his staff for the work they have done in recent months with dedication and professionalism."
Sunday's loss came as Fiorentina took a 3-0 lead inside the opening 45 minutes and Siena's misery was completed in the second half by the dismissal of Massimo Paci. It was a third straight Serie A defeat for the club.
Former Sampdoria coach Giuseppe Iachini is now expected to be confirmed as Cosmi's successor.