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By ESPN Staff
Oct 9, 2007

Orsi becomes first managerial casualty of Serie A

MILAN, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Fernando Orsi became the first managerial casualty of the Serie A season on Tuesday when he was sacked by bottom club Livorno.

'Orsi did not deserve the sack but the fans are disappointed and the difficult start to the season comes down to the coach, and the players,' Livorno president Aldo Spinelli told Italian media.

Livorno have two points from seven games and have had problems scoring since selling Italy striker Cristiano Lucarelli to Ukraine's Shakhtar Donetsk in the close season.

Orsi took over from Daniele Arrigoni in March but has since recorded nine defeats, four draws and three wins in his first job as a top-flight coach.

Former Torino coach Giancarlo Camolese is favourite to replace Orsi, media reports said.

'There are three or four coaches in the hat. We will decide tomorrow or the day after,' Spinelli added.