Marco Giampaolo is no longer the Catania Coach after he surprisingly left the Sicilian club on Tuesday evening.
The outfit announced that the two parties had agreed to go their separate ways after the 1-1 draw at Chievo.
Giampaolo joined the Etnei in the summer, but has struggled after only collecting five wins in 20 League games.
A run of just one win in their last seven has left them only three points above the drop zone.
Giampaolo, a former Ascoli, Siena and Cagliari boss, becomes the sixth coaching casualty of the season in Serie A.
Former Lazio and Inter midfielder Diego Simeone is set to take over according to whispers.