CAGLIARI, Sardinia (AP) — Cagliari fired Rolando Maran on Tuesday amid an 11-match winless streak in Serie A and hired Walter Zenga as its new coach.
The move came two days after a 4-3 loss at home against Roma left the Sardinian club in 11th place.
Zenga, the former Inter Milan and Italy goalkeeper whose most recent job was at Venezia, was given a contract through next season.
Cagliari had exceeded expectations with its strong start to the season, which had it contending for the Champions League places with a 13-match unbeaten streak from the third through the 15th rounds. But the squad has been in a downward spiral since December.
Maran was in his second season in charge of Cagliari.