Struggling Siena have sacked coach Marco Giampaolo and appointed Marco Baroni as caretaker boss.
The Tuscan side lost 2-1 at Bologna, a result that marked their seventh defeat of the campaign. Siena lie at the foot of the Serie A standings with five points and just one win from 10 games amd two months have passed since the Bianconeri last tasted success, a 3-1 win at Cagliari.
A statement from the club read: ''Siena announces it has dismissed Marco Giampaolo as head coach of the first team. The club wishes to thank Marco and his assistants for the work done up to now and wishes them the best of luck. Marco Baroni will guide the team and will be in charge of today's training session.''
Giampaolo, who joined the Bianconeri in the summer of 2008, is the sixth coach to be sacked in Serie A this season. Youth coach Baroni will guide the team in Sunday's game against Lazio.