Serie B side Empoli have officially fired coach Cristian Bucchi following a 2-1 home defeat to Pescara.
The Tuscans narrowly failed to escape relegation from Serie A in May and were hoping to climb straight back up.
However, they have stuttered under Bucchi with only 17 points in 12 rounds and sit mid-table.
The recent form has been particularly concerning, managing just three points in the last six Serie B games.
According to Sky Sport Italia, Bucchi was told of his dismissal last night and the favourite to take over is ex-Crotone and Udinese boss Davide Nicola.
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