Serie B side Ascoli have been docked three points for financial irregularities and are rumoured to be sacking their Coach.
The club did not provide adequate paperwork when registering for the new season back in the summer.
The Disciplinary Commission has now provided its verdict and handed down a three-point fine.
This means Ascoli go from 10 points to just seven.
Following Monday's 2-1 defeat to Torino, there are strong reports that Coach Elio Gustinetti has been sacked.
His replacement is expected to be Fabrizio Castori, who should make his debut against runaway leaders Novara.