Udinese replace Pasquale Marino with Gianni De Biasi
Udinese have sacked coach Pasquale Marino and appointed Gianni De Biasi as his replacement, the club have confirmed.
Marino has been under pressure following his team's poor run of form but was handed a vote of confidence just last week.
However, the club have now decided the winter break was the ideal time to act, giving the new coach until January 6 before his first official game in charge.
Marino suffered seven defeats in his last ten games in charge, leaving the club five points clear of the relegation zone.