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Soccer: Catania sack De Canio, reinstate Maran

Struggling Sicilian side take action after Cup humbling

16 January, 16:24
Soccer: Catania sack De Canio, reinstate Maran (ANSA) - Catania, January 16 - Serie A's bottom side Catania announced Thursday that they have sacked coach Luigi De Canio and reinstated his predecessor Rolando Maran.

The Sicilian club put De Canio in charge in October after a poor start to the season, but their form failed to improve under him and the last straw was Wednesday's embarrassing 4-1 defeat to second division Siena in an Italian Cup match.

De Canio's is Serie A's ninth coach sacking of the season, including Maran's. AC Milan, Livorno, Bologna, Lazio, Genoa, Sampdoria and Chievo have also changed coaches.

photo: Rolando Maran.