Prandelli sacked by Galatasaray

Coach's annus horribilis continues after Italy's poor World Cup

(ANSA) - Rome, November 28 - Cesare Prandelli's annus horribilis continued on Thursday when he was sacked by Turkish side Galatasaray.
    Prandelli took over the Istanbul team after quitting as Italy coach following the Azzurri's disappointing group-stage exit at the World Cup in Brazil.
    Galatasaray gave the 57-year-old his marching orders following Wednesday's 2-0 defeat to Anderlecht in the Champions League, a result that means they are sure to finish bottom of Group D and exit European competition even though there is still one game to play.
    Galatasaray are currently third in the Turkish top flight with 19 points from 10 games, one point behind their Istanbul rivals Besiktas and Fenerbahce.
    Turkish media reported that Hamzaolu Hamza, current assistant to Turkey coach Fatih Terim, will replace Prandelli.