Catania have officially sacked Coach Rolando Maran to bring in Gigi De Canio.
The final straw was Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Cagliari, although they were down to 10 men for the entire second half.
The Elefantini announced the news this evening with a statement.
“Calcio Catania announce they have removed Rolando Maran from his position. We give him our most heartfelt thanks for the work done and wish him the best for his on-going career.
“The first team has been handed to Luigi De Canio.”
Maran had taken over last season and took Catania to a record-breaking campaign, notching up 48 points in 2011-12 and narrowly missing out on European qualification.
De Canio returns to Serie A after he was fired by Genoa in October 2012.