Sampdoria have fired Domenico Di Carlo after a meeting this morning. Alberto Cavasin has been appointed as his replacement.
The writing was on the wall for Di Carlo even before Sunday's disastrous 3-2 defeat to relegation threatened Cesena.
Sampdoria have lost seven of their last 10 games in Serie A and there is a risk of being dragged into the drop zone.
Cavasin has been brought in on an interim basis to steady the ship until the end of the season at Marassi.
The 55-year-old has coached Fiorentina, Lecce and Brescia in the past.
Sampdoria currently lie 14th in Serie A. Cavasin's first game in charge is a trip to Catania on Sunday.