Cagliari have tonight dismissed head coach Massimo Ficcadenti and appointed Ivo Pulga as his replacement.
The Isolani, who remain the only side without a win in Serie A this season, have turned to their former midfielder just hours after publicly denying speculation that Ficcadenti's job was at risk.
The 44-year-old has now been sacked by the Sardinian club twice within 11 months, having been dismissed last November only to return to the club in March.
A statement on cagliaricalcio.net read: "We can confirm the end of the working relationship between Massimo Ficcadenti and the club. He deserves our thanks for what he did for Cagliari Calcio.
"Preparation has now begun for our game at Torino on Sunday, and today's training session was directed by our new coach Ivo Pulga and his staff.
"Diego Lopez will act as his deputy and he will also be assisted by goalkeeping coach Nico Facciolo and Luigi Corellas. Pulga will be presented to the press tomorrow afternoon."