Serie A - Palermo sack coach Pioli
Stefano Pioli has been sacked as coach of Sicilian club Palermo after just three months in charge.
Pioli, who led Chievo Verona to 11th place last season before taking over at Palermo in June, becomes Serie A's second coaching casualty of a season yet to kickoff following Roberto Donadoni's exit from Cagliari.
"Youth team coach Devis Mangia will now take temporary charge," read a statement on the club website.
Palermo, who finished eighth in Serie A last season and reached the final of the Italian Cup, were last week knocked out of the Europa League on the away goals rule by Swiss outfit Thun.
Last season Palermo dismissed Serse Cosmi after just 36 days in charge.