Sampdoria President Riccardo Garrone insists he had little option but to show Domenico Di Carlo the door.
The tactician was sacked by the Marassi outfit this afternoon after a 3-2 home loss to struggling Cesena – their ninth reverse in the last 13 League games.
"Di Carlo is a good guy, but I couldn't make any other decision because the results are just not arriving," Garrone stated.
Di Carlo was replaced by Alberto Cavasin today in what many perceive is just a short-term solution until the summer.
"I don't know if Cavasin is just here as a ferryman until someone new arrives," Garrone added. "Results from now until the end of the season will decide that. The results are all that matter."
Cavasin, a survival specialist, will make his Doria debut at the weekend when the side travel to Catania.
Sampdoria are now just three points above the drop zone.