Soccer: Cagliari sack coach Maran

Sardinian club hit rough patch after stunning start to season

(ANSA) - Cagliari, March 3 - Cagliari said Tuesday that they have sacked coach Rolando Maran after a dire spell of form in Serie A and Walter Zenga took over.
    The Sardinia side made a stunning start to the season under Maran and were challenging for the Champions League qualification places at one stage.
    But they have slid down to 11th after a 12-match winless run, including Sunday's 4-3 defeat at home to AS Roma.
    Former Inter and Italy goalkeeper and much-travelled coach Zenga arrived in Cagliari and signed a contract later Tuesday. He will take charge of his first training session on Wednesday.
    Zenga's many previous coaching jobs include Național Bucarest Steaua Bucarest, Red Star Belgrade, Gaziantepspor, Al-Ain, Dinamo Bucarest, Catania, Palermo, Al-Nassr, Al-Jazira, Sampdoria, Al-Shaab, Wolverhampton, Crotone and Venezia.


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