Former Lazio and Fiorentina coach Delio Rossi has been sacked by Sampdoria, the Italian Serie A team said Monday.
Sampdoria dropped into the relegation zone following their third defeat in a row on Sunday at Fiorentina.
The 52-year-old lasted less than a year having only been hired last December.
Youth team coach Francesco Pedone will take over training until a replacement is found.
Italian press speculation has linked Serbia coach Sinisa Mihajlovic, who previously coached Bologna, Catania and Fiorentina, with the post.
Rossi becomes the third Serie A coach fired this year following Genoa's Fabio Liverani, who was replaced by Gian Piero Gasperini, and Rolando Maran, succeeded at Catania by Luigi Di Canio.