Sunday March 6 2011
Samp 'taking 24 hours' over Di Carlo

Sampdoria are “taking 24 hours” to make a decision on Coach Mimmo Di Carlo's future after a “bitter and devastating” defeat.

The Blucerchiati supporters jeered and raised banners urging Di Carlo to quit during a 3-2 home loss to Cesena this afternoon.

“This is a bitter and devastating day,” said director of sport Doriano Tosi. “Even with a pessimistic outlook, nobody expected a game like this.

“The team will go into a pre-match training camp from Tuesday, probably in Rome, ahead of the delicate encounter with Catania.

“As for the Coach, we are taking 24 hours to reflect. We must make the right decision to reach our objective of safety as soon as possible.

“We will evaluate the alternatives. Today we asked Di Carlo not to attend the post-match Press conference, as after such a heavy defeat and protests from supporters, I thought it was only right that I come here to represent the club.”

Sampdoria finished fourth last season, but under Di Carlo went out of the Champions League, Europa League and Coppa Italia.

Recent form has been disastrous, losing four of their last five games at Marassi.

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