MILAN - Sampdoria, who have sunk like a
stone since selling Antonio Cassano and Giampaolo Pazzini in
January, pinned the blame on coach Domenico di Carlo on Monday
and replaced him with Alberto Cavasin.
"Di Carlo is a great person but we couldn't do anything else
given results," club president Riccardo Garrone told reporters
following Sunday's 3-2 home defeat by lowly Cesena.
"I don't know yet if Cavasin will just be a caretaker. Only
results count now."
Garrone fell out with firebrand forward Cassano late last
year and offloaded him to leaders AC Milan while fans were
stunned when he also allowed fellow top striker Pazzini to join
They were replaced at the Genoa-based club by on-loan
Manchester United forward Federico Macheda, Marco Maccarone and
Jonathan Biabiany but all three have struggled to make an impact
as Samp, fourth last term, slipped down to 14th in Serie A.
Di Carlo, who arrived at Sampdoria from Chievo in the close
season after Luigi Del Neri quit for Juventus, may feel unlucky
to be sacked given all the upheaval but the board has acted with
the side just three points above the drop zone.
Cavasin was last in charge of Swiss top-flight side
Bellinzona and counts Fiorentina among his many other coaching
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